How To Survive Work in a Toxic Environment

How To Survive Work in a Toxic Environment

The workplace can be supportive, or it can be challenging. If you find yourself in the latter situation, here is how to survive work in a toxic environment. Was it scheduled or was she pushed? Isn A CDC report details the increased risk of coronavirus infection that occurs when working in an office as opposed to working remotely.

How To Survive Work in a Toxic Environment

You may work around incredibly supportive and kind people. However, this is not the case for everyone in the workforce. It is not uncommon to work in unhealthy situations with malicious and upsetting people. If your job feels oppressive and hangs over your head, here are some tips on how to survive work in a toxic environment.

Many toxic work environments degrade and demean your spirit all day long. Whether you have an oppressive boss, frustrating client, or vindictive co-workers, all these people can get you down. To combat the overwhelming negativity, engage in positive self-talk. Affirm the things that you know are good and true about yourself. Though you should not be blind to areas of necessary performance improvements, learn to accept yourself where you are and focus on the positive. Remember that one poorly completed task does not diminish your worth as a human being or your competence as an employee. If you are as hard on yourself as those around you, it will quickly inhibit your ability to perform at your job.

While you may not want to push anyone’s buttons at work, the reality is that saying no is an empowering and necessary part of life around other people. Establish healthy boundaries between you and your superiors or co-workers to give yourself the mental space for peace. People at work may not receive conversations that establish boundaries as well as you might hope, but rehearsing the conversation ahead of time will give you confidence and likely end with a better result. Building boundaries does not end with workplace relationships. Be sure to keep all the negativity and toxicity at work, and do not take it home with you. Whether you live alone or with family, you do not want that heavy and dark feeling to invade your safe space at home.


There are many issues of interpersonal conflict that can find resolution with a direct conversation or slightly altered behavior. But there are times when the problems are too large or too deep-seated to change in an instant. That is why you must take action when possible. Do not grow accustomed to inappropriate behavior. If there are workplace laws your employer is violating or discriminatory practices that go unchallenged, you must be the one to speak up. You may not know how to navigate these waters, so contact a workplace attorney for specific guidance. The most critical step is the first one.

Knowing how to survive work in a toxic environment can drastically alter your job experience. Though you cannot change the miserly and invidious people around you, take the time to focus on yourself and change your perspective. Act when you can, and look for ways to make small improvements at work. Who knows? You may be the person to establish healthier patterns for everyone else around you!


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Kate Bingham: ‘vaccines tsar’ resigns amid ‘dodgy cronyism’ claims – and Johnson THANKS her for her work

Kate Bingham: ‘vaccines tsar’ resigns amid ‘dodgy cronyism’ claims – and Johnson THANKS her for her work

Kate Bingham: you probably don’t know her but she’s a venture capitalist who was appointed to lead Boris Johnson’s vaccines taskforce – something about which she knew nothing – because her husband is a minister in Boris Johnson’s government. She then spent £670,000 on public relations, using a firm linked to Dominic Cummings’s father-in-law. And there’s a claim that she showed private government documents to US financiers at a $200-a-head conference.

This tweet has aged badly – and at the time of writing it’s not 24 hours since it was written:

Huge thanks to Kate Bingham and the Vaccine Taskforce for all their fantastic work in securing 40 million doses of the @pfizer & @BioNTech_Group vaccine and over 300 million doses of other promising vaccine candidates.

— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 10, 2020

He was referring to Kate Bingham. If you haven’t heard of her, it’s not surprising. She’s another unqualified crony of Boris Johnson and his Tories, given a role as head of Johnson’s “vaccines taskforce” because she knows him (she is married to a Tory minister, Jesse Norman).

She knew nothing about vaccines when she was appointed; she’s a venture capitalist. And now she has announced she is retiring at the end of the year.

Her announcement came after some embarrassing revelations became public:

So, Kate Bingham, the unqualified ‘vaccine tsar’, venture capitalist, married to a Tory minister, blows £670,000 on PR consultants and failed to publicly declare that she manages private investments in 2 firms involved in the race to develop coronavirus drugs.

Blatantly corrupt.

— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) November 8, 2020

Worse was to come:

Not a moment too soon.

Vaccines tsar ‘to step down’ from her post after ‘dodgy cronyism’ claims

— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) November 9, 2020

The Mirror story claims that in addition to spaffing £670,000 on a public relations firm, Bingham showed US financiers private government documents at a $200-a-head conference.

Oh, and that £670K PR firm? Linked to Dominic Cummings’s father-in-law, apparently:

More info here on story by @PickardJE

— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 10, 2020

The stink of corrupt cronyism is ripe here.

But Death Secretary Matt Hancock insisted to the Mirror that Bingham’s retirement is nothing to do with the revelations. It was always a six-month job, set to end at the year, he said.

So why announce it? And why make the announcement right after these embarrassing revelations?

Could it be that Johnson, Hancock, the Tory government and its remaining cronies were hoping to avoid further examination of their decisions in appointing unqualified friends to vital Covid-19 related jobs, rather than people who knew what they were doing?

If so, it seems they were set to be disappointed…

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Employees Who Work In An Office Twice As Likely to Develop Coronavirus, Says CDC Report -- Occupational Health & Safety

Employees Who Work In An Office Twice As Likely to Develop Coronavirus, Says CDC Report — Occupational Health & Safety

A CDC report details the increased risk of coronavirus infection that occurs when working in an office as opposed to working remotely.

A recent report featured in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report revealed that employees who work in offices may be more likely to contract coronavirus than those who work remotely, says ABC News.

The report covers research done by public health investigators who studied a group of 310 people and their COVID-19 test results from July. It found that those who tested positive were twice as likely to have worked in the office instead of from home. 

Half of the group that was observed tested positive, while a control group tested negative. A third of the COVID-19 positive group worked from home, while half of the control group worked remotely, at least sometimes.

Two weeks before getting sick with the virus, the COVID-19 positive group was more likely than the control members to report going to the office for work.

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How To Survive Work in a Toxic Environment

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