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Old 06-04-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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Why doesnt he fire the people starting fights, I dont understand why the boss would tolerate a hostile work enviornment?
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:12 AM
 
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I have been working in a horrible work environment for some time now.

Aside from the work itself being stressful (which I can handle most of the time), the people I work with are just unbearable and make the 8 hours I spend in the office hard to take. There are constant fights, who is taking whose side, etc. There is no HR Department, this is a very small office. The bosses have gotten involved at this point, which has just made things a million times worse.


My boss is willing to let me quit and still collect unemployment. I explained to him that I did not feel that I can continue to work in this hostile work environment.


I know it is not the smart thing to do. But honestly this job is affecting my health in many ways, I already suffer from anxiety, and depression, and this place amplifies my issues 10x over. My doctor is preparing me a letter just to document this, and he feels it would be in my best interest to leave this office too. I have been sick (phyiscally) constantly in this office, and I honestly feel itís due to the stress. I never got sick like this in my life.

I have never quit a job without having another lined up. I have several prospects that might come through, but the thought of waiting it out in this hellhole is almost too much to bear.

Would anyone here quit a job if they felt it was affecting their health?
Yes, I would quit if my health was being affected. You can always get another job but once your health goes, it's hard to get it back to normal.

If your boss is willing to let you quit and collect unemployment, do it. Also go to the Work Force close to you and find out about training while you're unemployed.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:25 AM
 
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Yes, I would quit if my health was being affected. You can always get another job but once your health goes, it's hard to get it back to normal.

If your boss is willing to let you quit and collect unemployment, do it. Also go to the Work Force close to you and find out about training while you're unemployed.
Great advice...I was thinking yesterday I should really go back to school to get my certification for pharmacy technician (which I have been dying to do for quite some time) but have put off. Maybe this is my opportunity to do that.

Still a tough decision, to quit a job in this economy and without having another one lined up, but it's so true, once your health is being affected by something, it's time to go.
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