Why should the work environment be harmful to anyone's mental wellbeing or affect one's health?? There are many more people than we would admit to, that cannot even get out of bed in the morning, because they're going to a nasty and toxic workplace!
It's not something a person simply has to surrender to either. Personalities, chemistries, politics, etc. are rampant in most work environments. If you can't take it... leave... find something else! Well, that's no longer a simple task. Many jobs are very, very sparse indeed and the time to land a new position takes too long!
There's a blog that offers an alternative, www.employee-workplace.com.
Given that employers hold most of the cards (your paycheck, health insurance, legally), what do employees have? In this economic time, in this day and age, given fewer and fewer alternatives, employees need tools that help them deal with workplace issues and the increasing demands thrust upon them!
Whether by abusive managers, underhanded employer tactics, and on and on... employees need a way to fight back, especially in this new world where many employers, large, medium and small, could care less about your well being, your children, your mortgage / rent payment, your car payment, the food on your table, well... you get the idea!
The point is that there's a least one new tool available to bridge the gap between you and your empoyer. This takes the form of resolution strategies and the degrees of importance you place on your job and your employer.
For example, you may simply need a little support from a career coach to help you to work through certain issues at work. On the other hand, you may decide to seek out an opinion from an employment attorney (or labor attorney if you're a union member) or deal directly with your HR department.
There is at least one new one out there. I know, because I developed it. It's called Employee's Workplace Companion.
I developed it to give people a bit of solace and to let them know that just because of at will employment laws, and the power that employers have over their employees, there are some new methods and processes coming to the fore, for a change, to help employees.
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