Toxic Jobs and Communities

Sady Doyle consistently writes some of the best advice-based work on the internet. This piece for Rookie about toxic communities is based on her experience with a church group when she was younger. As adults, our communities are so often job-based, and I think reading it through that lens is totally apt. I’ve had a few toxic jobs in my life, and this is so familiar: “A toxic community can steal your energy, resources, friends, confidence, and even your sense of your own individual identity. It’ll wear away your healthy boundaries, and the longer you’re in it, the harder it will be for you to even see that there’s anything wrong.”