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“Manager Brought Me Into Her Office Because I Stretched At The Front Desk”: 16 Employees Share Reasons For Leaving Their Toxic Jobs
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People, Social Issues4 months ago

“Manager Brought Me Into Her Office Because I Stretched At The Front Desk”: 16 Employees Share Reasons For Leaving Their Toxic Jobs

Toxic work culture remains a huge problem, even nowadays. It’s commonly believed that unhealthy behaviors are generally an issue in large companies due to an unbelievable amount of competition where, unfortunately, fundamental human values get put aside. Yet, it seems like ethical organizations that practice healthy environments could be counted on the fingers of one hand.

Statistically speaking, according to a 2019 report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), in the space of the previous 5 years, one in five Americans had left a workplace due to an unhealthy culture. That’s an exceedingly large amount of people who had the courage and the facilities to leave their job – however, what about those who can simply not afford to leave a workplace?

Sure thing, there have to be some great companies that focus on the well-being of their staff and believe in an honest and moral environment. However, it’s not really a standard practice, as when one gets recruited, there’s always this dreadful anxiety about potentially ending up in a sort of disrespected atmosphere.

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Some organizations have an uncaring leadership team and that’s not normal

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A Twitter user encouraged people to speak up on their experiences with unhealthy work cultures

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To bring awareness to this ongoing problem, a Twitter user that goes by the name @jaydeipowell asked her followers if anyone has ever left a job due to a toxic environment.

The thread received over 313K likes, 53K retweets and a very engaging discussion, where people weren’t afraid to share their disastrous encounters.

Folks shared stories that left them no choice other than to resign from their job

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Sadly, sexual harassment is a crucial problem that happens everywhere, not only at work. The majority of victims are women – however, men can also be targets for the harassers.

Offensive jokes, inappropriate touching and intimidating behaviors – these things suggest that a workplace practices an extremely unsafe environment. But it’s not a secret that fighting such an issue is very problematic, especially when the management is involved.

However, it’s essential to report individuals when possible, as this behavior has a huge potential of repeating with many more victims.

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It seems like close-minded folks will never accept others or acknowledge that they’re being full-on fools for not tolerating the same people that live on the same planet and walk on the same ground.

It’s rather absurd that our society has to educate somebody to be a “better” person when there should be nothing to discriminate against in the first place. However, bad news: only educating people like that can somehow engrave basic human decency into their brains.

 

 

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Microaggressions also hugely affect people’s mental health, as they can only be described as lingering emotional “death”. Frankly, it’s also a form of discrimination, as it’s usually aimed towards marginalized groups that one dislikes.

Mispronouncing someone’s name because it’s too difficult to say, assuming that an older staff member doesn’t understand technology – these examples are just a minor insight into how normalized microaggressions actually are.

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One of many positive factors of social media is that there’s always a possibility to voice your concerns. The chances are that you’ll get support from several people that have dealt with the exact same issues, which slowly but gradually will help our society to fix the broken. Even if we start with simply teaching people how to correctly behave themselves, without hurting others.

More examples from this Twitter thread

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Menacia Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh how I hope the tides start turning if enough people stand up for themselves (and others!) being treated poorly in their workplace. The more we see and hear about this, the more we will feel empowered to follow suit.

Summer Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

Idk where you are from, but in TN USA we are slowly seeing a improvement I pay and benefits being offered by jobs cause of lack of people working. However, some of these places need to stop requiring overtime and micro managing call outs. Some of us have family. And I will always chose my children over work.

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Katiekat
Community Member
4 months ago

Recently left a warehouse job I really liked. They were a non-profit, and I support what they do, but the office politics and gossip were just wretched. Got written up for a number of very small petty things, the pettiest being making a suggestion for improvement to the warehouse floors. Noped out.

Irish Lad
Community Member
4 months ago

I had "retired" from Wendy's as a supervisor after 16 years working for several franchises. I was contacted out of the blue by a franchise holder in the Florida Keys that needed my help. I had a reputation for turning problem stores around and he had a store that had massive turnover and management problems. He offered me a great salary and it was in the Keys so why not? (I was in Jacksonville at the time doing contract work) It took just little time to find out that it was not the the store managers or the employees but the owner that was the problem. He would not repair faulty equipment; had 2 fryers working instead of 4, had a safety bar broken on meat machine and on lettuce slicer making work dangerous. He was callous toward everyone. He wanted the parking lot picked up in the middle of lunch hour when we were short handed. He was a b*stard. He crushed me within three months. Talked to my live-in girlfriend and got her agreement to quit. I called in and told him the store was his.

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

I was getting dinner in NC one evening with my children. The cashier called another worker a retard in front of a packed line of customers. I was so offended and pissed and called her out on the spot and called the franchise owner after leaving. My son is mentally challenged and it made my heart hurt for him as well as the worker being yelled at. He , too was develop mentally delayed. Nothing was done except for a coupon book I received in the mail. I don't need the coupons. I will never eat at another wendy's.

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Menacia Jones
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh how I hope the tides start turning if enough people stand up for themselves (and others!) being treated poorly in their workplace. The more we see and hear about this, the more we will feel empowered to follow suit.

Summer Mason
Community Member
4 months ago

Idk where you are from, but in TN USA we are slowly seeing a improvement I pay and benefits being offered by jobs cause of lack of people working. However, some of these places need to stop requiring overtime and micro managing call outs. Some of us have family. And I will always chose my children over work.

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Katiekat
Community Member
4 months ago

Recently left a warehouse job I really liked. They were a non-profit, and I support what they do, but the office politics and gossip were just wretched. Got written up for a number of very small petty things, the pettiest being making a suggestion for improvement to the warehouse floors. Noped out.

Irish Lad
Community Member
4 months ago

I had "retired" from Wendy's as a supervisor after 16 years working for several franchises. I was contacted out of the blue by a franchise holder in the Florida Keys that needed my help. I had a reputation for turning problem stores around and he had a store that had massive turnover and management problems. He offered me a great salary and it was in the Keys so why not? (I was in Jacksonville at the time doing contract work) It took just little time to find out that it was not the the store managers or the employees but the owner that was the problem. He would not repair faulty equipment; had 2 fryers working instead of 4, had a safety bar broken on meat machine and on lettuce slicer making work dangerous. He was callous toward everyone. He wanted the parking lot picked up in the middle of lunch hour when we were short handed. He was a b*stard. He crushed me within three months. Talked to my live-in girlfriend and got her agreement to quit. I called in and told him the store was his.

Lovin' Life
Community Member
4 months ago

I was getting dinner in NC one evening with my children. The cashier called another worker a retard in front of a packed line of customers. I was so offended and pissed and called her out on the spot and called the franchise owner after leaving. My son is mentally challenged and it made my heart hurt for him as well as the worker being yelled at. He , too was develop mentally delayed. Nothing was done except for a coupon book I received in the mail. I don't need the coupons. I will never eat at another wendy's.

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