People Are Raging About How Their Out-Of-Touch Bosses Like To Show Off Their Wealth, And I Think My Head Might Explode

Recently, u/_perchance posted in r/AntiWork about their clueless boss rubbing his wealth in the faces of hardworking employees who are struggling to make ends meet, and people had a LOT to say on the subject. In their post, they wrote, “I got a $0.25 raise this year which absolutely is not keeping pace with inflation. And then I get to walk into work and see the owner’s new toy.”

expensive sports car on a trailer in a company warehouse

The post racked up over 6,000 comments on Reddit, and has been reposted and discussed across other social media sites as well.

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In response to this example of a rich boss completely failing to read the room, people are sharing times when their wealthy bosses didn’t realize that flashing their cash comes off as more “look how much I exploit you” and less “work hard and you could have this too.” Here are some of their enraging stories:


“We knew layoffs were coming — 30 guys out of 150, so pretty sizable. That was the day the boss decided to show up in his new Porsche.”


“Had an employer take delivery on his new Aston-Martin DB9 (delivered to our office building and parked in the handicapped space) the day before he announced he had sold the company and we were all losing our jobs.”



“My old director used to give us shit for not having nice cars or clothes like hers, while denying us raises. In four years, she never once gave me a raise. The new director immediately hooked me up.”



“My boss once told me they couldn’t afford raises this year. We had a party on his pontoon boat and used his mansion for the after party. He kept bragging about how he traded his house with a helipad for this one because it had a boat dock. HELIPAD! HE OWNS AND OPERATES A HELICOPTER but we can’t have raises, sure.”

rich guy kissing his partner before getting in his helicoptor


“A coworker just walked out today. He was told a $0.50 raise was all the boss could afford. He then found out the boss bought two new holiday homes in cash this past month, fucking two holiday homes because ‘the market is crashing and prices are plummeting.’ Coworker was offered new job elsewhere at $15 per hour more so he took it. When the boss and him were arguing in the lot today, the boss offered him $4 more for him to stay on and then called him selfish for leaving when he refused.”



“The CEO of a place I used to work froze raises and cost of living bumps for everyone below management. At the same time, he received a $9 million executive bonus for the year and bought a house in Malibu under his wife’s charity’s name. The same charity he strongly suggested all employees donate to the month before.”



“The company I work for is very big on telling everyone how much money they made each month and the VP tries to nonchalantly brag about how much he takes home of that. They then question why they can’t keep the people they have working there, when their starting pay is complete ass and they’re super horrible on keeping up with reviews.”

great speech boss


“This totally happened to me. We had a Christmas party in the warehouse and the owner was showing off his new $450k motorhome with hydraulic slide outs for the living room and handed everyone year-end bonuses that were $5 Walmart gift cards. Within a month, he lost half his staff.”



“I took a paycut during the pandemic. My boss then bought a lake house and $200k boat. Still haven’t had my pay restored to pre-pandemic rate.”



“At my last job, I got cornered by one of the senior VPs who kept going on and on about how he just spent a little over $25k building a bar in his game room. He even said he didn’t really use it or plan to use it; he just thought it would look nice. Meanwhile, I’m thinking to myself that he just spent a third of my gross yearly salary (roughly half of my net salary) on a fucking whim. I’m so tired of the out-of-touch douchebags. Thankfully, I found a job that’s paying me damn near twice as much. I’m making sure that with my higher pay I keep myself grounded and never lord it over anyone’s head or flaunt it.”

man sitting at his desk screaming internally


“I used to work for a gigantic oil company in Houston. In 2014, the CEO asked us to help the company save money by collecting money to buy each team’s coffee, or stop printing in color, etc., because we were going through hard times. The day he made that request, he drove into the parking lot in a new Bentley (freshly printed paper plates and all) and he’s saying that while waving his arm with a huge Rolex. I quit a week later.”



“If I stay at my current job until May, I’ll have gotten 50¢ a year for eight years. I love my job, because working with dogs is so much fun, but $4 across eight years means I’m looking around to see what else there is. One boss just bought a house, the other one’s spouse makes enough they don’t need to work at all. However, every single employee has at least one other job or lives at home or with multiple roommates. My boss should be able to afford a house. But so should every other employee. Everyone needs to be able to afford to live on a single paycheck. More importantly, one way to get there is to end the concept and existence of billionaires.”



“I just quit for the same reason. Boss said he couldn’t afford a raise and then shows off the Lambo he was driving in Hawaii. Get bent.”

lime green lamborgini


“My old CEO gave everyone $100 yearly bonuses last year, whereas before I used to get $3k. It was the last straw for me and I found a better job. I went back after a few weeks to collect some paperwork and saw the CEO bought a brand new $200k car. The asshole could have given each employee $5k and still had enough money left over.”



“I worked at a place where the owner told all of us they had no money to give us Christmas bonuses. Yet the owners, all of the managers, AND their families took off for a Hawaiian vacation paid for by the company. The company seemed to have an inordinate amount of breakage and loss around the shop, shipments were sent overseas to the wrong firms, and many, MANY costly mistakes. Oddly enough, the owners found money to give everyone a bonus in the coming spring. Imagine that?”



“The owners of last place I worked that handed out $0.25 raises had a second house in Florida that used to be owned by Tom Petty. We got to hear all the hardships of keeping two houses clean.”


“My boss cut my hours from 40 a week to 24 at the start of August. A few days later his daughter asks me when I walk in, ‘Did you see the new cars?’ They apparently just got the two new Teslas parked outside that morning.”



“My boss has a new Mustang with all the trimmings (as well as various motorbikes and other cars). Our joke to new employees, is to tell them, ‘Now if you work hard everyday, he might be able to buy another one of those.'”



“I worked for a small tech company. Boss had 42 cars, three boats, and two planes in a large storage space. When the quality control department (of which I was the only employee) got too many orders, they moved me to that warehouse. Just staring at all that while I made minimum wage was annoying, but he had built the company up. I thought he had earned it. But then I was getting drunk with a coworker on the weekend and he let it slip that everyone got a bonus based on production and sales except me. When I asked what I could do to line myself up to get that bonus, I was fired at lunch the same day.”

person leaving an office with a box of stuff after getting fired


“I got my company a $1 million contract that would would provide guaranteed income for 20 years. My boss gave me $300 in cash then showed me the photo album of his family of six traveling all across America for two months staying in the best hotels.”



“My former boss showed up in a brand new $180k Mercedes G Wagon to show it off to his employees that on average make $13 per hour. These employees all worked through COVID without any hazard pay or any extra bonus. Some of these rich assholes either don’t have a clue or it’s their sad attempt at making the peasants jealous.”



“My boss once had the audacity to complain to me about how much the oil for his Ferrari costs.”



and finally, “I literally did the work of four people. Then, when my senior analyst quit, I had to also take on her role and essentially support an entire specialty pharmacy by myself. By this point, I felt confident I could be the senior analyst and I also wanted a raise. I made a document highlighting everything I was doing for the company in all my capacities, in addition to the user support I had to do. Boss flat out said no to all my demands and refused to take me seriously. This was also one of those companies that loved to share how they were making ‘record breaking profits’ every single month (like literally emailing employees the numbers). Executives would brag about their Mexican summer homes, their boats, and more super cool vacations they were taking. I quit three months later for a better job and am much happier now.”

Can you relate? Share the most out-of-touch way you’ve seen a wealthy boss has flaunt their money in the comments.

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