It might seem obvious that if you’re working somewhere toxic, you should be actively hunting for a new job. However, toxic workplaces often break people down so much that it makes job searching much harder. Toxic jobs can destroy your self-confidence, make you accept your workplace dysfunction as normal, or just leave you without any energy at the end of the day to launch a serious job search.
But it’s crucial to get out of toxic jobs quickly because staying can warp your norms and do real damage to you professionally. At U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about five reasons to kick your escape plan into high gear that you might not have considered. You can read it here.