O'Reilly logo

Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Coworkers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day by Linnda Durre

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 39Summary and Conclusion

Confronting these dysfunctional, obnoxious, and difficult types at work can be challenging, especially if you’re shy, conflict averse, or have never been able to stand up for yourself. Things happen for a reason, and certain people are placed in your path to teach you a lesson, inspire you, and challenge you. They are there to help you face your own problems, to confront your own areas of necessary growth, and to propel you to greater accomplishments. Perhaps that is why the woman next to you who is constantly talking on the phone about her personal life is there. After putting up with behavior that drives you crazy, you reach a breaking point; you need to stand up for yourself! And your taking action can help ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required