So, last week I witnessed a coworker get in trouble who subsequently saw me get in trouble later on in the week.
Neither one of us had much sympathy for the other and I witnessed him smirking at me while I got in trouble. And I’d be lying if I said I felt bad he was in trouble.
Is this a sign of a toxic work environment? Bad coworker relations?
I haven’t been in a lot of situations where people took pleasure in each other’s difficulties at work (usually if you have a friend in the trenches, it helps make the day go by). But this is the first job I’ve had, really, where coworkers actively back bite, throw each other under the bus, and take pleasure when the other is on the shit end of the stick with their boss.
I decided to look up signs your workplace is toxic and a good many of the signs I found on this AOL article matched my company.
How do you survive the toxic workplace?