Sara S.

Mar 20, 2020

5 min read

I lost my job twice so you don’t have to

Without any warning, I was laid off this afternoon at 1.30pm.

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Sobering up to the truth

Avoiding a toxic work environment

  • Finding out in interviews that offers for the same role were rejected previously.
  • Constant urge to work just to be productive and feel needed.
  • Founders and managers dodging pertinent questions about the state of the company and its finances.
  • Sales obfuscating revenue numbers to prospects, unsure about their marketing efforts.
  • Moderation of reviews on all social platforms.
  • Zero honesty between employees and upper management.
  • Whispers or radio silence on important announcements, or both.
  • Regular delays of important emails and meetings.
  • Overall uneasy vibes in the workplace.
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My head was spinning, internalizing. What did I do wrong?

The realization