How to Know If You’re in a Toxic Job

And what to do about it

Ellie Daforge
5 min readMay 28, 2024

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Photo by Anne Nygård on Unsplash

I’ve worked bad jobs, but never had a truly toxic job until recently. A toxic job goes beyond burnout — it can leave you traumatized. It doesn’t just leave you stressed and exhausted; it erodes your sense of self.

Toxic workplaces will try make you feel like it’s you who has the issue, not them. They try to manipulate you into thinking…

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Ellie Daforge

Aspiring novelist. I write about healthcare, technology, and lifestyle.