Well, after joining last week, I’m getting around to an introduction…
Hi 🙂 I’m Sarea. I tend to lurk and comment, more than diary, so you’re more likely to see me in your own diaries.
Who am I? I’m: a writer, a reader, a musician and music lover, a good friend, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a 20-year marketing veteran who is dangerously close to quitting a toxic work environment.
I wasn’t sure what to write about for my first diary, so I’ll write what is on my mind today.
There’s only so much someone can take before they become no-longer-effective at their jobs. I’ve seen years of hard work and effort in this company go down the drain simply because the boss does not want to put his/her own effort into understanding the work we are doing, and ultimately he/she doesn’t care. This company would not have made it through the recession without my work, and a handful of others, who are repeatedly treated poorly.
This person has taken advantage of both employees and customers, and thinks of him/herself in terms of “good and evil,” as in “Boss is good, all others are bad (unless of course you happen to be my favorite today).” The hard working and smart employees are devalued. However, the boss consistently throws open his/her arms towards predatory employees and customers, who then take advantage and leave us in even worse straits.
At this point, I’m seriously concerned that my professional reputation – which is stellar – is being brought down because of my association with this company.
I’m grateful to have a paycheck. But at this point – after looking for a LONG time, getting close to multiple offers, only to lose out to another person – I’m ready to go. Just say “screw it, I can do better on my own.”
I may not make much money that way, but at least I’ll have my sanity back. And I make a mean pot of beans that can stretch a long way 🙂
So here’s to abusive / toxic employers. You may have the upper hand in this economy, but that won’t last forever!