You're top again, but it won't be long until he blasts the forum with a dozen posts, and becomes king of his 12th forum
Also expect the inevitable "why am I reading this?" too good for us and this place afro meltdown which occurs every few months, now would be a good time.
"Why am I spending my time with you plebs yet posting more than anyone" Jesus fucking Christ
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How has this got so many 3 upvotes?! I saw it yesterday and didn't really read it, but now I have, fucking hell.Admin wrote: ↑3 weeks agoA toxic work environment.
Last year, they closed down my department and downsized the company quite substantially. After that everything changed, some good and professional people who contributed to the company's overall stability left and the result on the other side bore little resemblance to the company I fell in love with 3 years ago. It ended up with sometimes one person doing the job of 2.5 people. I saw many burnouts happen, but thank God, I was spared.
I knew something was wrong from the start. All the trust I had built for the past 2.5 years was instantly broken, my privileges (like working from home) were taken away under the guise that I had to "prove myself" first and mistakes were simply not tolerated anymore, well only for me somehow. They held me to impossible standards. There was no feedback, no encouragement and I was micromanaged.
I cannot put that much blame on my manager as it was her first experience managing a team. She exhibited a lot of empathy, a lot of warmth and these qualities were part of the reason I blindly and eagerly integrated her team. Sadly those qualities don't predict your performance as a manager. It was like 1984:
"Why are you on your phone now? Why do you type on your keyboard so much? I don't think you have that many mails to send! You sometimes disappear for 10 minutes! You can't have your headphones on, you should be aware of your surroundings at all times! You made a couple of mistakes (I had to analyze gigantic amounts of data), how come? I really don't like your attitude!" I soon lived in a constant state of fear, checking my emails before coming to work, wondering if the Inquisition would come for me that day.
Still, naive and loyal as I am, I decided to push through despite the multiple red flags. Funnily enough, my manager was on holiday for 2 weeks when I had the chance to accomplish a very difficult and dreaded part of the job I took over. I did it, it was a success and I got praised by other teams in front of my general manager. 2 days after my manager came back from her holiday, I get this long email from her saying there was no improvement in my work and it was unacceptable. That's when I decided: "alright, I'm out!".
That episode reminded me of Jordan Peterson's following statement:
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It's sad because I liked the job and many people at that company. But ultimately, it was imperative that I protected my health. A few breakdowns happened and my friends and family were worried about me, they kept telling me I should leave all along, but I was in denial: "You'll see, it will get better!" To anyone (who think they're) stuck in a toxic workplace: It never, ever does. Get the hell out of there!
You spend your day with headphones on and typing about hair transplants and you act like a fucking victim?! Breakdowns?! What a fucking pussy.
"Still, naive and loyal as I am" you sound so full of shit. Who actually "falls in love" with a company? What do you mean, what about the company made you "fall in love" with a building and registered business?
As someone in management myself I know exactly this type of "victim" attitude, and the fact you're comfortable with taking months off work is completely aligning with my assessment. I know you're going to reply with more specific details about how "others" were the same, but you just said you didn't even go through the worst of what others went through, and yet you still feel you had these "breakdowns"
How would you survive if you were one of the unlucky ones? It sounds like they go easy on you, and that's how you have to manage weak people.
Enjoy the holiday. Fucking hell.