When is it Okay for Me to Leave a Toxic Workplace?

Last week, we started discussing the book “Rising Above a Toxic Workplace” by Gary Chapman, Paul White and Harold Myra. While there are many opportunities to be a blessing in a toxic workplace -

there may come a time when you need to remove yourself from the environment.

In the words of Andy Stanley - how will you know when it’s time to “free your future” and move on?  Here are a few suggestions based on reading the book. 

1. When Sunday night’s become dreaded and you feel sick thinking about Monday…it might be time to free your future.
2. When you start having imaginary conversations with your Toxic boss in your head and you are angry and lashing out …it might be time to free your future.
3. When your kids start commenting on your cranky attitude at home and they say things like: “Mommy, you’re never happy any more. Daddy, why do you yell all the time?”…it might be time to free your future.
4. When you catch yourself becoming a bad witness for Christ because of the anger and bitterness within you…it might be time to free your future.
5. When your Doctor says that you are going to have a heart attack because of high blood pressure if you don’t change jobs…it might be time to free your future.

Before it’s too late and you get yourself fired…surround yourself with people to hold you accountable.

People who will ask you questions…Tough Questions.

When they say that it might be time to leave your job, prep your resume, start networking to find a new position and most importantly do your research to avoid another toxic environment.
We can make an impact for Jesus in the toughest of environments but don’t let it destroy you. Christ Died to set us free. Are you free?

About the Author, Jim Brangenberg

Jim's Mission: To transform Christian-run businesses through mentoring Christian Business Owners (CBOs) by incorporating the servant leadership of Jesus Christ in their businesses, their home life and their walk with Christ.

Jim Brangenberg