Reddit users share best and worst experiences of working for super-rich

And it seems that working for people who are worth $20million or more isn't always fun... 

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Some brag about huge bonuses and borrowing the boss’s private jet while for others talked of being shot by bratty children and having to feed dogs bottled water.

All are shared on a new thread about working for the super wealthy by users of the social media website Reddit which has gained over 1,000 comments since a poster asked them to share their best and worst stories about working for people who are worth $20million (£13million)  and up.

For some it was a nightmare, with one user complaining that a man worth millions had forced her to go back to a fast food chain to get a four cent deduction on a cup of coffee using his old person’s discount card.

When a multi-millionaire’s son thought it would be a good idea to shoot someone with a replica gun that can fire plastic bullets he was made to apologise, another wrote.

The son reportedly told his father: “But dad he’s poor and we’re paying him. Why can’t I shoot him.”   

Another poster wrote that they had overheard two boys taught by their sister, arguing over a hotel before agreeing on one worth $2,500 (£1,600 a night), while a bank teller overheard one girl whining to her mum that $5,000 (£3,300) a month was “living in poverty.”  

One complained that they were almost fired when they gave tap water instead of bottled water to their bosses dog.

“Everything from their lemonade to the water the pasta was boiled in” came from bottles they moaned, adding that they had been “promptly and forcefully told that if I ever gave the dog anything other than Fiji bottled water I would need to find another job.”

One person wrote they were fired for buying the wrong printer paper, while a nanny complained that they were expected to clean four floors of a house every day, whilst looking after the children.

Some however, claimed that they had been treated exceptionally well by their super-rich employers.

One claimed to have been given champagne and chocolates the first time they met someone after handing them some documents at a law firm.     

Others claimed to have had their education paid for, while some had enjoyed lavish bonuses. Same claimed they knew super wealthy people who led normal, humble lives, hiding their wealth so no one would know.  

Varying wealth also made a difference to some, with one user claiming people worth $20 million “were a pleasure to deal with.” However the people worth $1-2million “acted like they were super-rich, put their employees down, wanted unrealistic time frames and were really cheap.”  

While their claims were impossible to verify, more users are expected to add to the debate over the coming days.

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