man, reading pj's story really hit home for me

read: i chose me

Leaving any job isn't easy - especially when you're a beginner. But in the absence of a supportive, collaborative culture where individuals feel respected and empowered, continuing can take too much of an emotional and mental toll. I respect pj's courage in removing herself from a situation with negative effects to prioritize her well-being.

↓ From the vault.

I was previously in a role where my ideas and contributions seemed undervalued. Over time, the work felt draining as credit and recognition went elsewhere. It eroded my confidence and sense of purpose. Behind closed doors, there was also an aspect of manipulation. And when the organization changed management, it seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start had arrived. However, the same dynamics remained. As a result, I chose not to continue long-term in that environment.