Toxic Workplace Stories Chapter 1

The Ordinary Man
6 min readOct 29, 2021

I could write a novel on all the toxic workplaces I’ve worked at. I’ve had a lot of jobs in my life so I’ve worked at a lot of shitty places that were full of shitty people. If I had found a nice place to work, I probably wouldn’t write anything that I write on Medium, I’d write about productivity and success instead.

I’d also be forcing you all to sign up to my email list and constantly throw online courses at you that won’t help you in any shape or form.

I’ve already written about Boohoo, this time I won’t name the company — I should, but I won’t.

My First Break In A Marketing Agency

I got this job before I was completely jaded from the working world. Everything was going my way career-wise, but I still couldn’t believe I got this opportunity. I got the job by freelancing and proving my abilities on my own. I actually got hired along with someone doing a masters in marketing and we were around the same level.

When you’re a career motivated person, you want the company you work for to have that same drive. From the interview, I gathered that they were driven, but that couldn’t be further from the case.

Everyone was laid back, which is fine but laid back to the point nothing much got done on a daily basis. Low standards aren’t always…