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Which movie villain is your bad boss?

Published: Thursday 3rd December 2015

We have all come across a bad boss at some point in our careers. In fact, according to research, half of all employees have left a job because of a bad boss. As a little bit of fun, we recently ran a quiz on our blog to find out which famous movie villain your boss is most like. We had a fantastic response rate and we can now reveal who has been deemed the most worthy “movie villain bad boss”.

The quiz saw villains Darth Vader, Lord Voldemort, The Terminator and Marvel’s Loki battle it out. With over 50 respondents, 38% thought their boss resembled that of the Sith Lord, Darth Vader, with Marvel’s Loki coming in second place (26%). One of the questions asked what your manager would do during an IT failure at work, 30% answered saying that their manager would phone IT and threaten to death choke them, as well as telling them their lack of faith is disturbing when unsatisfied with their work.

Although the dark side seems to prevail, 40% of respondents did say their manager is more likely to say “The Force is strong with this one” to a new starter, rather than “In the end you will all kneel before me” (21%). Want to find out who your boss really is?

Cartoon villain face in a black background. Bad boss concept.

What makes Darth Vader a bad boss?

For starters he is prone to death choking employees that do not please him and has a tendency to replace them instantly. He is also a workaholic, shown through his relentless pursuit of Luke Skywalker and living in the Death Star.

However, on the plus side Vader is a high achiever and big dreamer, hoping to rule the galaxy with his son by his side and as his employee (or at least one of his storm troopers) you will be guaranteed a pretty sweet uniform! So what’s our top tip if your boss is a bit of a Darth Vader? Keep your head down and do your work to the best of your ability – and don’t be scared to make mistakes for fear of being death choked. He can’t death choke all his employees, right?

Do you have a bad boss and want to change jobs? Why not download the Zoek app, available for free on iOS and Android. Which movie villain is your boss? Let us know and join the conversation on Twitter – @Zoekappuk

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