Dear Filly

Dear Filly: ‘How to deal with work drama?’

Dear Filly,

    How do I deal with a work environment that’s becoming toxic? I love my job and my coworkers, but lately, everyone has been two-faced.

    People are nice to each other’s faces, then trash each other behind their backs. Some people get away with saying hurtful things because no one cares enough to speak up. You can’t trust anyone because if you tell one person something, they immediately tell everyone else.

    I’m sick of feeling like I’m dealing with a bunch of high schoolers but I don’t know the best way to deal with the issue. Help!

-Frustrated

Dear Frustrated,

    It sounds like you need to talk to whoever is in charge. Are they aware of the issues? Because if not, letting them know what is going on could lead to some changes being made.

    If your boss is aware and isn’t stepping in to stop what’s going on, then it may be time to start searching for a new job.

    Toxic work environments are bad for your mental and emotional health and lead to more stress that will ultimately keep you from focusing on studies.

    If your coworkers are saying hurtful things, sometimes one person standing up to them can make a difference. Don’t be afraid to step up and speak up if someone is doing something wrong.

Sincerely,

Filly

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