Hi, I’m a bit curious about this.
So recently I started a new job, and it is just reallyy toxic.
It’s all the small nasty comments, the negative energy between coworkers.
Q1: How would you go about stopping toxicity at work, or in general?
Q2: How do you find a new workplace that isn’t toxic? Any signs to look out for, during the interview?
Q3: Is there any good way to deal with this, until I get the option to find a new job?
Some more background on what I mean by Toxic.
If I ask for help, to my Coach, he will in many cases say “No.” without me even starting talking, and do other stuff instead. Like, listening to music and do irrelevant stuff that is not work related.
If I assign a task that I am unable to complete to a Coworker, that I asked if it is OK if they could ever help me, or teach me. They will then assign 2 tasks to me “to make up for it”.
I often get messaged off work, saying “wtf, why didn’t you do X or Y?!” when I was working on other stuff, that was more critical at the moment.
There’s also the more verbal part, people can stand up, point to someone and start yelling “NAME! You’re an idiot! Do not do that!” instead of being calm and friendly about it, trying to educate, instead of namecalling infront of everyone…
Right now I avoid it, by taking the shifts where I’m alone, but that doesn’t stop them from messaging me all over the place anyway.
It seems like everyone is using everyone as a punchingbag, and it really makes me sad.
I don’t want it to be like this.
Sadly I am locked here financially, for atleast 3 more months. As in, they paid my flights etc to move here, and if I quit before a certain date, I will have to pay it all back.
Thank you in advance,