The Workplace Culture is Toxic
In the current economy, we are told that we need to hustle.
Jun 8, 2021
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The business culture prioritizes money over mental health. Some people even advocate getting into business during a pandemic. If we replace our sleep with coffee and Ritalin, we too can succeed. We tie our value and self-worth to how hard we work and how much we earn
Workplaces are obsessed with connectivity. With emails, with Slack with constant communication. This of course leads to a charge towards productivity. Employees armed with emails, Slacks and Zoom meetings work diligently at home, ignoring the pandemic around them. We are fixed to our screens and our phones, anticipating a work email at night. France literally passed a law freeing employees from out-of-hours emails.
Our only tangible value becomes our work and productivity. This toxic work culture values us for our work. We can sometimes get ahead by working long nights and sacrificing our sleep and health. We are encouraged to always be on and hustle for the next paycheck and the next income stream.
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