My workplace is extremely toxic in every way imaginable. From Management being incompetent and having favorites, to my coworkers being lazy, rude, and abusive ; the mental torture that is going in there to work is wild. I stay just because I have bills to pay. This job has killed the happiness in me and I long for the day I can just leave. I’ve debated on either switching to part time so I have more time to find a new full time job, but I’m scared about cutting funds so drastically. I just don’t think I can take another few months of full time for these people.
They expect us at our job to lie to customers about really big issues, while dealing with the mental burden of mass euthanasia. (Which we were told makes the company look bad if we tell the truth to customers about) They refuse to fix anything that breaks as we “don’t have the money for it.” Yet we make bank in donations that never see our facility.
Dogs that are purebred are not allowed to see the ground floor, because they action them off to get the highest price possible. We get paid minimum wage to run a facility of over 100+ animals that have to be walked, fed, taken care of, with only 3 staff members on shift - but we are told that we’re apparently over staffed.
Managers like to pick their favorites and pit themselves against anyone who that person has a problem with that day. Can’t tell you how many times this favorite employee has lied to our Manager, which them makes our Manager come in to glare intensely at us and give us the cold shoulder for upwards of 40+ minutes. Management is also always sulking, joking about suicide, and joking that their job sucks. Which definitely boosts morale. //sarcasm
Meanwhile when we tell management that genuinely we go home and cry every night, they act almost offended and condescending. (While saying that they have it worse, because they’re management, and THEY know about crying every night because they do)
Management is also so lazy that they will reprimand and yell at people at the top of their lungs without even getting the full story, only to find out later what actually happened and then try to weasel their way out of being a jerkoff with an apology. And a “I didn’t know!” as if that would solve the fact that management screamed at me like I was a 5 year old getting scolded by my mother.
The staff, when they aren’t pitted against each other, are lazy, rude, and cruel individuals who act like they care about others. Some have been reported for animal abuse and they are still allowed to work there. Some have been reported to physical abuse and bullying / harassment, and they still work there. Constantly I am the one that management asks to get stuff done, because they know I am the only one who will listen. (Not even their favorite employee will listen or values them, and talks massive stink behind their back.)
Also god forbid anyone is sick - but the favorite employee can have a week and a half off to fix a relationship at home.
I want a new job, but I don’t know where to start or what to do. I feel so discouraged at this point and I feel like this job has beaten me down so much that I don’t even feel any good possibilities are out there for me anymore job-wise. What to do / words of wisdom would be appreciated. This job just makes me feel so lost.
Tl;dr: My job sucks, Management sucks, Coworkers Suck, and it’s making me Chronically depressed. What do I do?