23. Beyond Toxic
Packofdogs said, “I worked for a jewelry company in a boring position where I filled in spreadsheets. I have a degree in design, and the company owner got me to stay by baiting me with the promise of one day promoting me to a designer role, which was never going to happen. The office was disgusting and had this old, musty carpet everywhere. The factory portion was straight-up dangerous.
“They made employees do hazardous work with no respirators, goggles, or other protection. Someone called the health unit on them. It wasn’t me, but people started a rumor that it was. I had middle-aged men throwing insults at me and acting super crazy, defending the crappy owner. So, I quit, and the owner was so angry that he started asking employees where my partner worked and threatened to come by my house. I was 23.”