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I hate the fact in the workplace I have to lie, be passive-aggressive, be politically correct, be fake, pretend to thrive in a toxic environment, constantly deal with people shooting negative energy at me, be secretive, be manipulative and play strategy games so I can be liked and keep my job, and won't ruin my chances for advancement. As much as I stay away from all of this, my coworkers and my bosses suck me right back in! I have to make a break and work for myself.

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So glad

Oct 18, 2018 at 1:53pm

I hear you! I’m so glad that I’m finally retired so I don’t have to deal with that nonsense anymore!

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Tawdry Lousy People.

Oct 18, 2018 at 2:19pm

Jeezuz, what a f#%king nightmare. What a monster we created for ourselves. Sadly, the alternative is as equally f%#cked up. That leaves us with dropping out and living on as little as possible.

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The honest....

Oct 18, 2018 at 5:17pm

rarely prosper....

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Disagree

Oct 18, 2018 at 6:51pm

You have built your own mess. A culture of looking the other way and protecting........you keep the criminals. You live with the results. Canada is not the great place it once was. It was not always this way. I have never done any of the things you mention.

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Clientele is not better

Oct 19, 2018 at 12:26am

Same douchebags, pretense and political maneuvering, but without even the minimal job security.
Sorry to say your (bad) clients will be at least as awful if not more so, because "the customer is always right".
The opposite is true - customers rarely know wtf they want, or even what is possible (especially for complex products and services). But they'll loudly demand something they've seen or read about, somewhere, they don't remember where... And they'll want it for a dollar. Two weeks ago. And in between, they'll confidently share their strong (usually ignorant) opinions and even stronger biases, misconceptions and delusions. And possibly abuse and belittle you as well.
And you'll nod politely and validate it all, if you want their business.
Entrepreneurship is, like, hard. And also the stuff that stress, breakups and loneliness are made of, among many other occupational hazards.
Personal experience.

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Wow

Oct 19, 2018 at 7:52am

Most people don’t know what it means to just go in, do their job and avoid all the workplace politics. People are so caught up in all unnecessary drama so no wonder they’re having problems at work. Just stay out of it and live and let live. I’m just there to do what I have to do so that I can bring home the bacon, not win friends over.

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