Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Worst Employer of 2018: The Finalists

The votes have been cast, and counted. And we have four awful employers that have qualified for the finals of the Worst Employer of 2018.

I started this journey all the way back on January 2, 2018, in a post discussing a company president who tried to solicit sex from his employee by telling her God wanted her to be his sexual plaything.

And he didn't even come close to qualifying for the finals!

After nearly 600 votes, you've cut the 15 nominees down to these 4 finalists (in alphabetical order):

  • The Murdering Manager — company owner hires two men to rough-up a handyman who was not doing his job, and they accidentally kill him.
  • The Sexist, Racist, Xenophobic, Oh My! — plant manager calls foreign-born employees "terrorists" and women "bitches," and tells the only black employee that her husband should work in a cotton field with a rope around his neck.
  • The Supervisor Supremacist — supervisor begins morning staff meetings by saying "White Power" and giving the Nazi salute; when African-American employee complains, he finds himself hanged in effigy.
  • The Tasering Torturer — company owner disciplines employee by threatening to kill him, lighting fires near him, and repeatedly shocking him with a taser.

Now for the fun part. Instead of asking that you pick just one of these gems, I'm asking you to rank them, from 1 (the worst employer) to 4 (the least worse employer). This will then give me a weighted score to name, finally, the WORST EMPLOYER OF 2018.

The polls will remain open until Tuesday, December 18, at 11 pm.

You can vote below, or at