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No Amount Of Money Is Worth It: Leaving A Toxic Workplace


No Amount Of Money Is Worth It: Leaving A Toxic Workplace

Written By: Dennis D

There is nothing worse than working in an environment that breeds negativity (Toxic Workplace).

I used to work for a large bank, a permanent 8-to-5 job that gave me a relatively good annual salary. I had to wake up early every morning and train myself to adapt to a schedule that aligns with my work.

Walking into the bank’s building every morning was genuinely stressful for me. Nobody seemed to care for anybody else, but the worse treatment was quickly by my superiors. I had a line manager, the branch manager, and the general manager to report to, and all of them were narcissists.

Their attitude was venomous, seeping down to the rest of the employees, making them narcissists, too. The objective of everybody in the office was to chase after money regardless of any other cost.

My job was difficult, collecting debts for the bank. It was a job with a very short life expectancy because most people got fired before they were a year into their first contracts. However, the pay was good, and it kept everybody in line.

One day, I woke up early on an average weekday, but I sat up in bed and started thinking this time around. I ended up spending the day in my pajamas, pacing around the house while the TV played music in the background.

No Amount Of Money Is Worth It: Leaving A Toxic Workplace

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It was apparent to me that if I could start my own business, pretty much like the bank, I would not have to work for anyone again. What was important was that I maximize on a specific talent or interest I had and make money out of it.

I am a good writer, I have always written thriller stories since I was 12. I discovered that by writing my books and using online platforms like Amazon to sell, I could make money from something I enjoy doing.

Now, I did not quit my job immediately; I was very doubtful that I could ever sell anything on Amazon. However, I did decide to speak to an old friend of mine, a literary agent, somebody who had experience in the publishing field.

I explained what I wanted to do, and he was astounded that I wanted to publish more than a hundred short stories on Amazon. They would be published as small e-books and, generally, sell for less than two dollars, but the agent saw the potential in my idea.

I set to work, finding time during the day and night to write my thriller stories, making it a sequence of actions. My literary agent friend helped set up an Amazon account and generate publicity for my work.

Within two months, I was handing in my resignation at the bank. Most of my colleagues were surprised to see me leave; there were many people clamoring for my job. But I have never left a place with more joy and closure in my life.

I am now fully self-employed and, surprisingly, I am making even more money at work.

If you are in a narcissist relationship, get out as soon as you can.

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I call myself the Rational Humorist. Narcs to me are cancer to humanity. The only way to beat cancer is to fight back against it.

The best way to defeat a narc is to see them as the jokes they are.

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