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Toxic boss at NY Paradou restaurant sends vile email to employees

Vadim Ponorovsky, the owner of the Manhattan-based Paradou restaurant is reported to have sent a disgusting, profanity-laced email to his employees berating them for not having collected enough email addresses from the restaurant’s customers.

Here is the text of the email, as reported by

To All,

Please read this email carefully. This is the last time we will be discussing this.

This weekend, saturday and sunday we had 451 customers. Guess how many emails we collected? 60? 80? 40? No. None of those. We, or more acurately you, collected 2 emails. Thats less than half of one percent. 2 fucking emails.

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU ASSHOLES?!?!?! How many times do we have to tell you how important it is that you collect emails. Everytime we have a slow night and you make no money and you sit there bitching about how you make no money, remember its because youre fucking lazy motherfuckers. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!!!! ALL OF YOU, INCLUDING THE HOSTS!!!!

Let me guess, youre probably sitting there saying “Vadim is such a fucking asshole. How dare he speak to me like this. I dont need this.” Youre right, you dont, so why dont you get the fuck out. Any and all of you.

Youre probably sitting there saying “How dare he speak to me like this. How dare he not have respect for me”. Youre right there also. I have absolutely no respect for any of you. Why? Because every fucking day, all of you continue to show that you have absolutely no respect for me or Alex. So if you dont respect us enough to do the little that we ask you to do, then GET THE FUCK OUT YOU FUCKING LAZY DISRESPECTFUL ASSHOLES!!!!!

Effective immediately, any server or host who fails to collect at least 20 emails per week, will be fined $100. Anyone failing to collect at least 20 emails for two weeks in a month will be fired immediately. No matter what. No matter who you are.

You dont want to do your job, you dont want to do what we ask, you dont belong at Paradou. Go find another place to work.

How dare you disrespect Alex and me this way. How dare you completely ignore what we ask of you time after time after time.

I am sick of all this shit, you bunch of fucking children. This is what I have to deal with at 6AM?!?!? I wouldnt tolerate this from my 13 year old, and Im sure as shit not going to tolerate it from any of you assholes.

You give no respect, you get 10 times back.

It’s hard to believe that anyone would want to eat at a restaurant knowing that employees are subjected to such harassment and a hostile work environment.


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Toxic boss ‘brought prostitutes to business meetings’

A former employee accused UK-based Nomos Capital owner, Mark Lowe, of sex discrimination and creating a hostile work environment by telling inappropriate, sexist jokes to employees and by frequently bringing prostitutes to business meetings.

Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe


Jordan Wimmer, 29, is suing Lowe for £4 million at a London employment tribunal for firing her from her £500,000 a year job as a marketing executive after having subjected her to ongoing sexual harassment.

Wimmer testified that Lowe, who is estimated to be worth £103 million, brought an Asian escort named Ling to investor and distribution meetings in Hong Kong in October 2005.  Wimmer said, “In spite of everyone else wearing formal business attire on these occasions Ling wore designer hot pants which barely covered her buttocks, stilettos and no stockings… which was very inappropriate.”  Lowe also allegedly brought a Russian escort to business meetings in London, Paris and Geneva.

On the Paris trip, Wimmer told the tribunal that Lowe took Ms Wimmer and a female colleague to two topless clubs during their Paris trip, where Lowe suggested that they get their own “private lap dance.”

Wimmer also alleged that Lowe repeatedly told sexist jokes to employees and that he referred to Wimmer as a “bimbo” and “stupid blonde” on a number of occasions.


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Male employee details how he was sexually harassed by his male boss

Steven Erickson, a former employee at Mark’s Motors Inc in Brattleboro, Vermont has given detailed allegations on his blog of the male on male sexual harassment that his former boss, Mark Lanoue, inflicted on him. 

Erickson writes that he is “looking to sue Mark Lanoue for $250,000 for wages garnished, withheld, and/or stolen without my permission, for damages, for male on male sexual harassment, and for the hostile working environment.”

In his blog, which also contains videos and pictures that he recorded to prove his allegations, Erickson gives the following graphic and disturbing account of some of the abuse that he allegedly endured at Mark’s Motors:

“Mark Lanoue has grabbed my buttocks…and had even tried to grab my genitals in front of other Marks Motors Inc employees. There probably isn’t a male, or female, Marks Motors employee or salesperson who either hasn’t been spoken to inappropriately, or has not been groped or otherwise abused witnessed the mostly male on male sexual harrasment.”

We commend Steven Erickson for his courage to openly and publicly discuss the workplace bullying that he experienced.


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Madoff office work environment fueled by heavy drug use and “sexual deviance”

A legal complaint filed yesterday by California-based lawyer Joseph Cotchett, who represents about a dozen victims of Madoff’s multi-billion dollar investment Ponzi scheme, describes the Madoff work environment as “a culture of sexual deviance” and containing massive drug use.

According to the lawsuit, employees described drug-fueled “wild office parties” hosted at Madoff’s headquarters that featured topless waitresses and sexual encounters on “their boss’ sofa.” 

The lawsuit alleges that from 1975 to 2003, Madoff had a designated employee supply the office with such massive amounts of cocaine that insiders referred to the Madoff office as “The North Pole.”

“Madoff’s affinity for escorts, masseuses and attractive female employees was well known in the office culture,” the complaint says. “A significant amount of the money stolen from investors went towards these lavish indulgences as well as other expenses for his employees, family and favorite feeders.”


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Philip Meeson, the CEO of, received a warning from Manchester Airport Police after publicly screaming at his own employees in front of hundreds of customers lined up at the airline’s check-in counter.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman reported that airport police officers arrived to the scene after receiving reports that a man was being abusive to staff.

Meeson apparently went ballistic after feeling that his employees were not working hard enough to ease the long lines at the check-in counter.


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“Psychopath Boss” Exposed

The Provocateur blog has exposed, in great detail, a bully boss who has allegedly built her career on abusing and terrorizing her employees during the past two decades. 
Dr. Anna Chacko has been the head of radiology at the VA hospital in Pittsburgh since October 2008. “Almost immediately following her arrival there, folks at the VA began complaining about her behavior. She bullied people, she lied about people, and she created an environment of terror.”
The Provocateur claims that Chacko is a ‘psychopath boss’ who “targets those that won’t go along with her. She lies about them. She terrorizes them, until they quit or get fired. She turns the workplace into a state of horror and chaos. It’s the same thing at every place.”
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College President Jill Landesberg-Boyle allegedly created a hostile work environment

Numerous college administrators and faculty members complained to the Florida Keys Community College Board of Trustees that college President Jill Landesberg-Boyle has created a hostile work environment.

The allegations of workplace bullying arose at a Board of Trustees meeting that was investgating an overstating of the full time enrollment figures that the enrollment director had previously submitted.

Plans are being made for a meeting later this month for employees to publicly air their grievances in front of the board.

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