12 Signs of a Toxic Workplace

Kelly Burns
2 min readMay 26, 2021
Man is sitting with two female co-workers and they are all staring at a computer screen. They are expressionless and do not look happy to be at work. There is one woman wearing a hijab in the middle of her two co-workers. A large wall of windows brings in the natural outdoor light behind them.
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1. Little or no access to HR or your own manager.

2. You are discouraged from connecting with managers other than your own.

3. On your last day, you are not allowed to speak with your former co-workers or say goodbye to colleagues.

4. You get little or no feedback and you are discouraged from asking for it.

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Kelly Burns

writer and sometimes singer/composer & painter. Italian-American. INFP. I write fiction and nonfiction. www.kellyburns.com