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Recently made a career pivot and my internship was far from what I expected especially due to a horrible boss experience. Because of this I am now questioning if my career pivot was worth it. 1. Does anyone have tips on how to overcome horrible boss PTSD? 2. What hurdles have your overcome with your career pivots? How did you deal with them?

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Think about the lessons learned here--in this case, what are the red flags that could've been indicative of a bad boss and, more importantly, how to not be a bad boss. If anything, it's just an internship so be happy that it was only temporary! You can try to work for someone else in the same field, or try something else altogether, really depends on what you want to do

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Hindsight being great. Was a career pivot the cure for a bad boss? Perhaps a move to a similar role & business may have been the answer. Thi k about you and what you want to do. Leverage your bad experience and use it looking forwards.

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Ok, to put things in perspective…I’m guessing you’re still fairly young, so a short internship isn’t a big deal. 1.) What were you pivoting from and to? How many years where you in the prior industry before the pivot? 2.) If left an entire industry because of a “bad boss”, you may be changing industries a lot. I would think changing companies could cure the bad boss thing more than entirely pivoting. 3.) No offense but I’m always kind of bothered by people equating getting yelled at one time at work to PTSD. It cheapens actual PTSD and makes a joke out of something far more serious.

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