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Toxic workplace phrases and what they really mean:

“Fast paced environment” = no time off and chaos
“Need a self-starter” = no training but we still expect results
“Must wear multiple hats” = understaffed and underpaid for amount of work
“We’re like a family” = no raises

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‘Must wear multiple hats’ = must succeed in your+seniors work so that higher ups are set for success even though they are incompetent

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Family = we’ll abuse you and gaslight you and expect you to stay quiet

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I mean they didn’t say it was a happy family.

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“Work hard play hard” = work hard with occasional happy hour

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Or work hard but we also drink so much so we can forget about work

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“BE PROACTIVE” - literally do your job and get others job also done :(

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“Flexible working model” = why aren’t you in the office

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“Put a pin on that” - stop trying to distract this meeting with your idiotic idea that I shall not be “circling back to”

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This one is non-toxic tho

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“Stretch opportunity” = we need someone more experienced to do this, but we only have you available, so you’re gonna do it for less $ 😂

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Oh dear. My new project just told me that people wear multiple hats.

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Associate 1 well you could take the word more broadly but I guess you are right lol

“Need someone hands on” - must have senior or higher level of technical knowledge

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“We have an open door policy” = Any time you wann come by and end up with the double the work, by all means.

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ACCURATE

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“We want you to be as engaged as possible” = do everyone else’s job as well as yours..

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‘We have a flat hierarchy’ = lowball on salary, only care about higher roles

Deloitte?

Now that you know this, is this what you think of where you work? If so, why don’t you leave?

“You’re up for promotion this year” = you won’t be promoted this year.

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