You’ve probably heard crazy stories about toxic work environments, co-workers, and bosses. Perhaps you were the one telling the horror story. A toxic environment can take a mental toll on you and also have legitimate physical effects like sleeplessness, illness, and mood changes. Dealing with toxic places and people can create stress that has a lasting negative impact on the brain.
Many people offer to share their stories about what a horrible boss, job, or colleague did. A toxic work environment usually has red flags employees shouldn’t ignore. Read on to learn about some of the most horrific toxic people and places everyday people have experienced according to Reddit below.
30. Being Forced To Stay Late
Have you ever had a job where you were required to work beyond your scheduled hours? Many people have experienced this at one point or another. At one burrito chain, an employee experienced terrible management. The employee was never allowed to leave on time and was even punished if they pointed out their shift was over. Management would require another task such as sweeping the floor before they left.
To make the situation even worse and more dramatic, since directors would require you to stay late to do extra tasks, they would inevitably be over on their hours. It shouldn’t be any shock, but management would then complain they were over hours. To counteract being over hours, they would send employees home early only to cause a staff shortage then! Leadership was never satisfied. After forcing them to be short-staffed, there were negative comments about what took them so long to complete the closing process. Can you imagine going in this negative circle over constantly being forced to stay but then being sent home early and being short-staffed?