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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Quit that Toxic Company, Do it Now!

Some workplaces are simply toxic and more worryingly are going to remain that way. When you hit your head against a stone, never expect the stone to bleed. Working in a toxic company leads to only one thing  - bleeding.

It crushes your soul and it makes you feel inadequate and less of yourself. And as such staying in such a company should not be worth your precious time and energy. Remember your time on the planet is finite so it is better to spend it anywhere but a toxic company.

Warren Buffet famously said,
"When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact."

The above phrase can be recast in the following manner,
"When an employee with enthusiasm for good work joins a company which is a breeding ground for toxicity, it is the toxicity of the business that remains intact."

In view of the above, when an employee is stuck in a toxic workplace the best strategy is not to fight but to flight.

Again, as Warren Buffet said,
"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

The above phrase can be recast in the following manner,
"Should you find yourself in a chronically toxic company, energy devoted to changing company is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching the toxic people"

So, the best strategy to follow in such a situation is very simply:

Quit that Toxic Company, Do it Now!

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