Navigating a new workplace is difficult at the best of times. So when those you report to are hostile, calculating and blatantly ‘toxic’, going to work can begin to feel like a losing mental battle. But in some cases, a toxic boss isn’t obvious from the get-go.
Often these kinds of people are great at manipulation, at making you feel hopeful for a happy and successful career. Being able to spot those subtle signs of toxicity from the start can save you time, heartache and – in the bad cases – a whole lot of money spent on therapy sessions.