Too much

Too much talking…

Too much gossiping…

Too much bullying…

Just too much!

The place I recently worked at was a good place when I started. Things seemed normal, people were friendly, customers were regulars and were quite pleasant to deal with.

Then – something happened. I don’t really understand when or what it was, but all of a sudden, things changed. Or perhaps the norm was hidden until the new people were all comfortable and then the worst came out in the store.

So much talking about matters that were no one’s business. So much gossiping about people who weren’t there who couldn’t defend themselves. So much bullying by so many of the employees, mostly again on the new people. This included me.

Unfortunately for them, I am not one to just stand by and put up with too much. The talking I was getting used to and trying to tune out. The gossiping was a bit much but again I tried hard to tune it out, until it was about friends of mine. Then the bullying started to become more noticeable. The last few weeks, it started on me. I was shocked at the first attempt, appalled that I let it happen a second time, and was downright pissed by the third time. This is not a healthy environment and I did what needed to be done. I quit.

My mental health is far more important than any job that belittles mental health and bullies those who suffer from it.

Is it an ideal time to be quitting a job? Not really but again my mental health needed to be free of this toxic environment.

So I am now free and my mind is feeling better already. I feel like I have ideas to write about again, they seemed to have been stifled by all the crap that I was carrying around inside.

Be good to yourself, especially at this time of year. We all deserved to be treated right.

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