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Bosses you don't want to work for

In October 2014, Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's "The Profit" spoke at the Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. In the course of his lecture, he told attendees what qualities he sees in certain bosses that drive him completely nuts.

"I have very little tolerance for people that don't know their numbers," he said. I have very little tolerance for people that don't come in early and stay late. I have very little tolerance for people who mistreat their employees. I have very little tolerance for people who don't take care of their customers."

If you've ever worked for a living, chances are you've had at least one boss with shortcomings comparable to those mentioned above. Maybe it was a passive-aggressive boss. Or a micro-manager. Or an unhinged, stapler-throwing tyrant. Whatever the case, it was someone you didn't want to work for, and you ran for your life the second you could.

CNBC.com spoke to people across the professional spectrum about their bad bosses, awful employers and hateful higher-ups. Read ahead and see what they are.

By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 13 Nov. 2014

"The Profit," follows self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis as he saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

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