The world's worst bosses (real and imagined)

Tony Hayward, CEO of BP

If you work for this guy, you have to be leery of his cost-savings initiatives. He also wins the prize for worst corporate spin/lingo ever by his renaming the boats of all the fishermen cheated out of their livelihoods--Vessels of Opportunity.

Photo credit: BP

By Toni Bowers

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