First off, so glad to have you back, slinging poo for the creative masses.
I have a new line item for you to add to your Bottom Twenty list and it is legit and being done to former employees of a certain design agency whose home office is in London.
After laying off half the staff the Monday before Thanksgiving with no severance and then all but one of the rest of the staff the Monday before Christmas (again, no severance), they have 1099ed employees for their business expenses. This means that the hard working (former) employees who took money out of their own pocket to pay for extravagances like printer toner and batteries and then waited upwards of 70 days for reimbursement of their expenses have just had those reimbursements reported to the IRS as taxable income.
And oh yeah, this lovely company ONLY sent out the 1099s to these employees. They didn’t send W-2s.
Happy New Year Erstwhile Employee! We are more creative in ways to fuck you over than we are with our artwork!