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Discussion on: What's the worst career decision you've ever made?

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Stephanie • Edited on

Staying too long at a toxic job. There were red flags from the first day. I should've left that first week, but I stuck it out for two years out of misplaced loyalty, or fear that I wouldn't find anything better – at least I liked my coworkers! Luckily, as it turned out, my next job was an amazing experience for 8 great years.

I learned to be more selective; to heed those red flags; to respect myself and my health; to expect a company to give its staff the tools they need to do the job; and to support my staff as they deserve.

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z0al

Similar experience, also stayed for two years. actually I just noticed my employer yesterday!

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Stephanie

Congrats on escaping, and good luck in the next venture!

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z0al

Thanks :)

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Gregor Gonzalez

That is a really bad job. At least gave you the experience and now you can tell differences between a good-bad job. You are brave and leave was a good decision.

I'm struggling on a similar experience and I know how it feels, I'm still waiting for something that nevers happens and after 4 years still is a toxic job.