Horrible bosses on film and television
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'Swimming With Sharks'( Trimark Pictures )
The evil boss: Buddy Ackerman ( Kevin Spacey, right)
The miserable employee: Guy (Frank Whaley)
The vile task: Buddy very publicly subjects Guy to menial and humiliating tasks, and the verbal abuse is the worst. Example: "You are nothing! If you were in my toilet I wouldn't bother flushing it. My bathmat means more to me than you!"
Why he doesn't quit: He didn't have to quit, he just snaps. Guy takes Buddy hostage and beats him often, yelling at him and administering multiple paper cuts. It all works out in the end.