photo credit: DavidCrow
There’s office politics, and then there’s office politics.
I suppose because most of my career has been spent in the education sector, which tends to attract people with an altruistic streak in them, I have managed to escape truly nasty work situations, with one notable exception.
In addition, having several years of entrepreurial income has given me a real sense of possibility, ie., not being locked into something because of a paycheque.
Some people are not so lucky. Workplace mobbing by coworkers, bullying bosses, and corporate cultures who haven’t yet created their “No Asshole Rule” (if Harvard Business Review can publish the word, I’ll use it just once on my blog).
Women and men, competent, caring and fundamentally decent human beings, stay in work situations that destroy their morale, take sometimes tremendous tolls on their health and spill into their private lives.
Readers: have you experienced a job situation from hell? Did you stay, or leave? Why do you think people put up with these situations for so long instead of moving somewhere where they can contribute and thrive?