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Episode · 9 months ago

54. What was your worst job ever?

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we're reading submissions about the worst jobs our Instagram followers have had, and sharing our own worst jobs. We’re talking everything from sexual assault and fraud to high turnover rates and general corporate bullshit.

And speaking of work, we are taking a short break from the podcast over the holiday period to relax and unwind (two things neither of us are physically capable of doing). See you in 2022!

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Hello, I'm Christ and Parison Otto and I'm had a focus and and where co founders of Cheek Media Co. This is the weekly Cheek podcast. Am I picky, or is this just like the corporate world and it's fucked to know what's to talk about? It one of those workplaces I didn't get the job and then they brought me back for another interview with the staying people and still didn't give me the other job. My Christen. Yes, question everyone's lips is, did you steal? Ha Ha. Before we start this podcast, I'd like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that we are on today, the Yago and terable people. We are here in me engine Brisbane, and I'd like to pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging, particularly those who might be listening to this podcast. Welcome back to the weekly Cheek podcast. Hi. Oh, mixing up, Queen. It's not saying welcome, she's say welcome stree me. Thank you all right. Today we're talking about the great resignation. What is the great resignation? In my eyes, the great resignation is about, like post covid reevaluating your priorities. Yeah, which I did same, I think during covid multiple time. Same I really I left two jobs, like I've left two jobs since covid hit. So end of pod for us. That's it, okay, but I think before we get into it, I think one of those reasons is, and a few like I've put out two pole questions today about this, one being have you left a job since the great resignation, since the pandemic it and have like what is the worst job you've ever had and why? And a few people have included in their responses things about the fact that he's stayed at the job for like a year and a week or a year and a day, because they thought, and it was told to them, that you know, if you leave a job within under a year like that looks fucked on a resume. M and I was completely of that view, not anymore, but it is something that's really anxiety inducing, I think, meeting those like standards and expectations of what your resumetions look should look like and what makes a good worker and like those stereotypical things when being interviewed. But we've both left two jobs in this in a short space of time and have achieved the dream of good, good work place. Yeah, I mean my job, like it's only been one really for me. I worked my last job I was up for five months. Their job before that I was at for eighteen. So awful. Yeah, so a bit the but like the last job I had, like I said, five five months, and I got that job when it was fucking, like me, impossible to get a job. I put in so many applications. That was when it was like the opposite, the opposite covid times, when you like could not fucking get a job. Yeah, and because I'm in Comms, I was competing with a lot of very senior journalists who had been laid off in like the mass media layoffs in like at the beginning of the pandemic. This was October, November last year. I I sup, I stop jobs and after being in a job...

...for, like I said, five months, I got like the best job ever. And you know. So I just don't think really depends on industry. I don't want to make a bold statement. It's like it doesn't matter, but I just I think for a lot of people it's just not fucking worth it. Like at my life, my last show was fine. I was getting like grossly underpaid. But My job before that, like it was actually affecting my mental health because of because the work environment was toxic and I had yeah, it's toxic. I so in the last I'm up like, when we consider the last few jobs I've had, like this, sort of every job I've had in a that has sort of qualified as being like a corporate workplace. This is my fourth job in a corporate workplace. My the first two the actual nature of the work was traumatizing, like the actual day in, day out material and tasks were traumatizing. So I think I can talk about it now. Yeah, both are in the public service. The first I worked at the Office of the Director of public prosecutions and I worked doing build like putting together and deconstructing briefs of evidence, but the main part of my job was transcribing police interviews for jute like for then juries, to use during criminal trials. So literally my entire job consisted of me putting headphones on every day and typing as fast as I could pretty much the most awful things anyone's ever heard in their life. Right. So, like day and day out I'd come home and be like why am I showers going from five minutes to thirty five minutes. And why am I crying all the time, and why can't I watch anything more than PG ON TV, and why am I just the worst person right in the world all the time? Probably because I'm listening to children talk about things that have happened to them and, you know, search warrants and, you know, intowing alleged murderers and rapists and just fucked right. Then I got a job that was actually brilliantly paid. The people were fantastic, but again the nature of the work was tough, and that was managing complaints from members of the public in a different government body. But often what would essentially occur is I just be on the phones all day and I would be taking complace members of the public who believed that I was corrupt or I was impersonating government official or like. There was a lot of sort of conspiracy theorists or people who didn't believe I was who I was, or like. There was just a lot of abuse and it would be like, on behalf of Anastagia Palace, that I was taking from my God, even though the this government agency that I work for was completely independent and, you know, not it was an independent agency that actually investigated and helped regulate other health providers and things. Right, so it was quite separate.

But people don't understand that. They were just ring tole abuse most of the time. But then otherwise the solid, important complaints that I was taking were also quite traumatizing, because people would call and say, you know, the most awful thing and experience they've had in a government agency and they wanted to, you know, anonymously talk about it or Bob by sorts. Also taking very sensitive complaints, very taxing mentally. Right then I was like great money, great team, I'm going to cry again, and I think I was always like why am I so weak? Everyone's so fine with this. That's the part that bothered me the most was how unwilling anyone else was ever to show emotion about how was affecting them. Like people would go to can be like a Lolla, was a bad one, about an interview that we were taking or a complaint we were taking, right, and I'm just being like well, that just made me want to break down, like why we and I don't think I'm this petal, you know what I mean? Like I don't think I'm a snowflake, but I was just like, well, I'm actually taking someone in my life and I don't know how to compartmentalize it and I don't know how to disassociate and I don't particularly want my previous workplace. It's actually kind of comical, like I guess I don't know if it's just it's really hard to tell, because you know how like sometimes you like go from like job to job and you're like fuck, they're all fucking Shit, and then you're like, am I being picky? Because that's what everyone tells us, particularly as like as millennials. There are like boomers and older people who were like you're your millennials, you so peaky. So I'm just like, am I peaky, or is this just like the corporate world and it's fucked to know what's to talk about it? Yeah, I think it's that one. But in my like previous workplaces, they have been like there has been fraud, there has been like accusations of embezzlement, there has been like really toxic workplaces, work culture, manipulation, like I said, like gross under payment, really high turnover rates. Like one of my jobs had an insanely high turnover right and like by the by the time I resigned, because I like my manager. We were a team of three. My manager resigned and then I resigned I think like five weeks later, like I was probably only there for like two weeks. When she like without her like after she left that I put in my like I put in my resignation and everyone was so fatigued that no one even like said anything about my leaving. Really, like there was no everyone else had a like Sudn't everyone? There were so many goodbye morning teas. There is a point we were doing a fair one morning tea every week and then by the time I resigned, everyone was just like okay, by like I didn't get a good bye morning tea. So interesting because people were just so and I wasn't offended. It was kind of just like well, you know, that's the standard around here, people resigning every single week. And I have lots more stories about that workplace, but...

I don't I don't think I can talk about them yet. Yeah, this is the hard part. Like I was at a job where the turn of rate in the space of twelve months across the entire office was fifty six percent. My was seventy five you're kidding? No, that's insane. Yeah, and no one did anything about I was like the fuck, like it was just crazy. I really have been through it this year, to be honest, and I'm so glad I have. I've learned so much about interviewing, because that's the other thing I really and I'm I know how shit this sounds, I really like job interviews. I am never going to be someone who enjoys extreme sports. Don't throw them out of a plane. I'm not going bungee jumping. I'll barely climb the story bridge right, but I like job interviews. I find it really challenging and I felt find it really interesting because I feel, and with every interview ever done, I feel more and more like I'm going into that environment like I want you to win me over as much I want to win you over. Right. Does that makes it? That makes sense? Yeah, I think that it's like I've done Pale and two's. I've done exams for interviews and like, I don't care if I don't get it. I find it so fast. I need to see how different workplaces into you, because I think it's very telling of the workplace. Do they go through an extra all hiring process does, like what do they do? Who interviews you have of a fit in? What questions do they ask? Like it's very interesting and I like developing my skills in those ways because I think it's high pressure environment, whether you're but also you're talking about you HM. So I really enjoy that sort of thing, right, but I understand why people would fucking hate it and would struggle with the pressure of it. Yeah, I just think it's like, you know, the one thing we can be good at is ourselves and like, you know, looking at our experiencing and trusting that experience and using it to our advantage. I think that's a great skill develop. I love it. This has been great for me, is what I'm saying, because as much as I've switched jobs, I've learned so much so fast, and I'm like now, actually, I'm ready to explode by Christmas, but like, I'm good it, apart from the exploiting. Yeah, I quite like interviews as well, because I've I there has actually ever been one into I've only done one in job interview that I didn't get, Oh flat, and it was a group interview for Cherbani. It was like the people who give out Shabanni's yes, and the pay was shockingly low, things like twenty dollars an hour, which I don't even know if that's legal. Anyway, shout out Shabanni. But I also really like job interviews because I feel like that is like where I might like. That is my peak performance when I met a job interview, saying because I like know what's what. I feel very in control. I mean, I've freaked the fuck out when I'm walking into it. I'm it's like all right, God, yes, but literally, like they'll there has been like a moment in every up interview that I've gotten, aside from the Chibanny man, after every interview side from Chibanny, where like there was a moment and I was like got it really yeah, see, I still question myself afterwards and I'm like what could I have done better? I always talked too fast,...

...but usually it's a point of like law as opposed to like what the fuck is with this? I mean it's a bit like that, but it's like more of a point of funny rather than life, and I always try to like bring some entertainment to an interview. Always. Yeah, I don't like I'm good, I just think like, if I'm going to try and bring something fun to the table and they don't like that, I probably don't want to work there. That's what I think too. Yeah, yeah, and I'm trying to think. Okay, there was two workplaces I went for interviews out that I didn't get the job. Right, but interestingly, one of those workplaces I didn't get the job and then they brought me back for another interview with the same people and still didn't give me the other job. What an interestingly it's because they said other feedback was, and I was very offended by this. I'm gonna tell everyone. The feedback for me was this job. They into me the first time, didn't get the job because they had some, I think it was, an internal candidate the second time, which I'm like, fuck you, Hey, when they bring externals in when they're going to give it to an internal, it's yeah, such a classic government place. Don't waste my time. Yes, and give me false home. Then they called me for a second one and I was like cool, I didn't apply for this, I'm going to interviewed for it. Brilliant. When in the feedback was I was too harsh on my current job. The far my current job was the transcribing job that I talked about, where it was like really traumatic, and then what you said. It was traumatic, know what I they said, why do you want to leave your current work? And I said, to be quite honest, when it comes to transcribing, I feel like there's a certain level of challenge and once you reach a certain skill set, there's not really much further you can go with that task. That's what you said. Yeah, that's a clupad, that's a fake reason. What does that mean? Oh, you means I think there's something else I didn't like. No, they just had someone else for the well, I was just like, look at spelling, it's grammar, it's typing speed and it's comprehension and I think that at a certain point, like I'm looking for something different. No, so I was like that's now, that's fake. M There's there was something else that happened, I know, probably not anything that you did. So I put this up seven hours ago and I think we've got two hundred messages. Wow. So this is the the poll and question box and instagram story. Make sure you're following us. That cheaping new cake. So we've already got in. Yeah, we've put this up a few hours ago and for it God, a thousand votes and forty percent have at present, forty percent of people that responded to this pole had resigned from a job since the start of the pandemic. That's a lot. I don't know. It's hard to tell for me because I have never said each other for very long. So I think it's normal, I know. But I don't think it's normal because I think people rise in the same workplace a little the time. Yeah, so at you, depending on the profession matter. With for young people, I feel like where we do like the stereotype about us being job hoppers. It's kind of true. Yes, anyway. Honestly, I just want to shout out first and say there are so many of these messages that I cannot read out loud because the content warning.

They are two traumatizing. Yeah, that's like it's fucked up in here. So did pole asking what people was worse job? Whatever has been asking for some context. People served up the goods, and by the goods I mean fucking traumatizing experiences. I worked as an executive assistant for designer to student and he was the worst boss ever. I was twenty one and he would make me fire people for him or schedule His appointments but cancel them twenty times. And if I ever said I wasn't comfortable doing something, he would say, you're my assistant, you could get my dry clining, but I let you do the better stuff. You should be grateful. Oh my God, fucking hell. Oh, and the time he made me come to work from meeting in the am when I was so sick that I had to go for surgery for a rupted overy. Insist anyway, a long story shot, I was so traumatized I went and hate try to make sure normals treated that way on my watch. Very nice it is. That was a very circular story. Yeah, yeah, nothing will happen. So I really respect what yet made too good for you. I hope that I'm wrong. I left my last customer service job not only because I was returning to the study, but because the job itself is literally destroying my mental health. I was put in a role I wasn't really qualified foreign left to my own devices to navigate a rapidly growing small business with minimal support. How good does my voice on what I'm reading? This beautiful was made to feel guilty side. Why am I fucking laughing? I was made to feel guilty for taking about half an hour once a months travel back from psych appointments. I was asked to work over time over Christmas and was told I could take the hours in loo. Long Story Short, because I hadn't done what the owner wanted expected, I was denied those hours. That made to feel terrible for asking for them back. I wasn't told the other being with hailed until Alfred requested the time, which is what I'd been told to do. The favoritism was rife and it made me my life hellish because I was often running around picking up everyone's messes. A promotion was kept secret for ten weeks and during those ten weeks I essentially filled that role. This is awful. My regional manager called me I should go on medications my anxiety. That place was so toxic, fucking hell and, let's say, such that's gas lighting. My worst job was at a gym as a receptionist. I was there for almost four years, for thirty am starts, Shitty pay and my hours kept getting reduced. I lasted longer than any other employee, only for them to tell me two days before lockdown was lifted, that they were bankrupt and I didn't have a job anymore. Zero appreciation. Wow. Okay, these are some short, sharp ones that are going to hurt every shorty challenge. Only woman in the management roles actually harassed, gas lit into investing, bullied secondary English teacher. The UNPA Hate Label was immense. I love how everyone starts at the workplace. I literally have a fucking list of places never to work in my phone, but I will not read them out. Or so we won't up there anymore now we won't. Solidarity Queens. I love this because I have no idea how it works. Right, accounting very boring. Now I work in finance. Same but different, different, in capitals. I don't understand that at all. I love the energy right, but, like friend, I'm like a counting and...

...finance. That to me, that's just like white bread and Ribridge. Yeah, I have no idea. Good for you. Abusive Seven Call Center, Churn and burn. Worst culture ever. One team had two suicides in a year. Oh my God. I farmed because no one else would give me a job. The CEO is anti vaxs and made me feel bad foring a mask when it was literally mandated seven pm to nine am night shift making the Astro Zenica Vaccine. Cool, good for you. Sorry, you. Hey. Do you feel? Yeah, thank you for your service. Was a missionary. And yet lots I worked with with psych abuses, adulterers and hypocrites. Not surprised. The hard part about this is that I reckon is at least fifteen in my messages right now that have stuff about being sexually groomed, assaulted harassed in the workplace. Yeah, Fuck Sake, do you want to say your worst experience at work? Do you have one? Let me you go first. Nothing on it, okay, or you don't have it today. No, I've got to. It's a toss up. I'll tell both of them. Okay, I'll give the people what they want. So the first one was in when I was a teenager. It was in like a, let's just say a retail store. That's close enough, and I well, first of all, I was I had to work thirty hours a week, like that was the minimum, and it was. I'm not going to go into it, but it was like basically so that I could qualify for years, Al Owunce when I moved out of home. But so I had to hit thirty hours a week and I was only ever rostered on for like twenty two to twenty five, right with the expectation that any shift that comes up I would have to feel. So it's any time you're on call, basically to come in and you have coming because not many the hours. Yes, and one time I said No. I was like no, it's my birthday, it's my birthday party and I'd already asked for that day off. And then she, the manager, called me and asked me to feel and I was like I can't, that's my birthday party, and she was like, well, it seems like you don't even want this job, kristen. So toxic anyway. Fuck when I eventually sorry, I can't have turned twelve in peace. I know, eighteen, I know, but, and this is the thing, my eighteen birthday. Yeah, and that was the one time of the first time I'd ever said no anyway. So, in light of all of that, I didn't. I had looked for another job and I found another job that was full time and I was like great, like a little bit of extra cash. You know, that first workplace sucked and I wanted to leave and also like guaranteed. I won't need to worry about get it hitting my thirty hours, because I was a bit stressed about it even a few times, like I had worked for my uncle to make up that hours. Anyway, so I started this. I took a job. I got like I literally walked into like hand in my regime and they were like when can you start and I was like thanks, and so I put in my one week notice as per the award, and then I got told...

...that actually, we were on an enterprise agreement and I have to give two weeks notice, but because she's flipped, the manager is flexible, so she's going to allow me to just leave with the one week. So generous. I've never I'd never seen this enterprise agreement and I always went off the award and then she so I was I think I had I had like I used to like have Tuesday Wednesday off or something weird like that, like my weekend was like in the week, and so I think I worked two days in my last week and then I had two days off and I was going to work the next three days before I started my new job. Work my two days. I was in the love my two days off. My manager called me and was like there has been a problem with the till and you don't need to work the rest of the week, like just go and we'll pay you out, and I was like okay, again like I was eighteen. And then I was like, oh, that was bit weird, like you know, when something happens on the phone, you just like I was a bit straight. I do know this story. I'm and then I'm actually shaking. I know, and then I was liked, I told my mom what happened and she knew. Yeah, my mom was like so she accused you of stealing, and I was like what? You were like free week off. Yeah, exactly, exactly, and so I went and so my mom was like this is not okay. We're going down there. Did you think it was like a technical issue with the till and it was like the store was closing to you enough to work or something? No, I had it. I had an inkling. That's what she meant. Okay, but it wasn't like it wasn't directly said. Also, I was just kind of like, well, this the my first job and I'd never resigned before and I knew that the manager had like some issues. But you know, it didn't really realize the gravity of it. And so my mom was like we're going down there and you're gonna like face her, and I was like fuck no, I don't want to do that. And we were Lesh like walking past the workplace and I was just like Oh, like, I can't go in now. I can we just like walk around a bit then I'll come back. I was like you have to go in there and I was like, Oh my God, I don't want to, and then my mom's like, well, then I will, and she's like took a step towards the door and I was like, no, I aren't. I know. I was like I can't have my mom go in there, which I think was her plan, so sneaky. And so I walked in there. I walked through the store and I walked upstairs, like to the back area, and she was there like in the store room and I was like what was the problem with the tell and she was like, oh well, it was short at the end of the at the end of the day, the end of the night, and I was like well, can you please like explain to me like what happened and like can I see like the receipts, because all of that was obviously on far, like I used to like auld count the till at the end of the night, like I knew how it worked, and she was like well, I don't. I can't get either the information right now, and I was like so, and that's when I all clicked. I'm like she's making she's making this up, and it was so fucking obvious and I was like well, I just like I don't want to leave and...

...know that there's something wrong that I don't have a chance to fix, and she was just like no, like I can't, and I was like, well, can I just see the receipt, like there used to be? Anyone in retail will know there's like really long receipt that you get it? Yes, it just can't or it is called and I was like, well, can I see it this, like can I see the wrong receipt? And she was like no, I just don't like have it right now. Like it was such an obvious lie, and I was like okay, so, was there something wrong with it or not? And she's like there was, and I was like so, are you accusing me of something? She's like no, no, don't worry about just you do like don't worry you're going to get paid and I was like that's not what I don't want to leave a job like this. And basically, she it was so obvious that I had caught her out and I just like looked at her in her face, turn around, walks downstairs, ignored everyone, walk straight out of the store and then like told my mom what had happened and then I came back in a bit late out because I like felt bad that I'd like kind of been rude to everyone else. Really, yeah, because like two of the other women who I really liked were working and I like walk past am I ignored them and I came back and I was like I was she was like sorry about that. It just had like a run in with the manager and she has accused me of stealing and I want to sort it out and she refused to sort it out with me and like it's been it's been really nice working with you and like goodbye. And then I purposely dropped off my uniform a day the manager wasn't there, so that was like probably nice. Say Anything to who the other people you worked with? Nah, she was the she was the owner's daughter. Yeah, and then my Christen, yes, question everyone's lips is, did you steal? I did not steal. I did not fucking with you. Yeah, well, I even I don't remember if it ever resolved, but I think it was, just like it was obvious that there was no problem with the tills. MMM, just jumping in to give a content wanting for this next part. Are there is talk of sexual assault in the workplace and harassment and also grooming. So if that's not something that you'd like to listen to, I would recommend that you tun out now and I hope you enjoyed the episode until now. I think I've talked about this in the pot before, but I think it was in the early days. So I'm going to rehash the story because I don't want to like as much as I think my worst workplace experiences have an if we been with besides this stream about detail, haven't been with the people I work with. I generally love, I love people, and I found that the last my last three workplaces, I have liked, adore the people I've worked with. So fuck off, Christen, and you know friends, I have a loved the workplace culture. It's been the content that I've really struggled with and that as impact on my mental health to the point where I can't continue. Also because it's like, I think in public service, the way it's so rigid and inflexible with like when you can like the way that you're rostered and like when you can go to the toilet and when you can take a meal break,...

...and it just didn't ever encourage like a positive team culture just because it was so rigid. But the worst experience I have had on the job and I didn't wish it was before but I didn't realize until after I had left the job because I was so young. But it was my first job and I was there for four years when I was from when I was fourteen when I was eighteen, and anyone who knows me knows what this job is. So I'm not going to say it. But the manager would, I don't know if it started when I was fourteen, when I was fifteen, when I was sixteen, but he would absolutely sexually harass me all the time. He was like a sixty. He was retiring literally six months after I left the job to move for uni, but he would grab me inappropriate all the time. He would ask if I was a virgin, he would ask God, he would ask if I'd had sex and and he would say what it would be like to have sex with me and said that to your face. Yeah, because as if I was that young, and and I was and I was so much taller than him and he was Oh my God. Yeah, and he would generally do this. I actually never thought about it until afterwards, but he would do it in an area of the workplace where there was no cameras. HMM, and I never thought about that until yeah, but yeah, he would talk about having sex with his wife. Yeah, it was pretty disgusting all the time and I think at the time I would just laugh and just like I wouldn't even think about it. I would just think I was the favorite, like I just I was like between fourteen and eighteen, like I had no idea. But then afterwards I was like, Oh, yeah, that was flat out sexual harassment and like the workplace right. Yeah, but my biggest fuck up was when I was when I was just turning eighteen and I was resigning and I knew that he was trying in six months and I actually knew that one of the gals I worked with, who was a year younger than me, had quit because of him. MMM, but I didn't like acknowledge that it was probably happening to other people. I just thought he was because he was quite he was a bully as well, like he if you didn't like you, you were just fucking piece of Shit, dirt beneath his feet, and he only really gave attention to the women. And she left and I think that the other manager, who I really liked, was going to sort of raise a complaint about him and he wanted to know if I would have input on that report, but I said no, MMM. And to be honest, I think, looking back, the reason I said no it is because I actually think the manager who want to make the report against him was doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. HMM. Like I think he's wanted to see him out at before he was retiring because he just didn't like them. I didn't get along and they were competing for particular promotions and I know that this person, I really respect,...

...this other manager, and that he technically was doing it because of the how awful it was, but I think I just didn't want to be caught up as I was leaving with like I didn't want to leave a bad taste everyone's mouth. I didn't want to get into it when I was maybe to any in my life, was like starting and that's terrible looking back, but months and yeah, it'll be done. Yeah, but looking back I should have. Yeah, and that was just eighteen year old me being like I don't want to be in this drama because I was his favorite too. Yeah, yeah, it is a bit hard there. That's never happened to me, but I was definitely harassed at a job that I were. I worked in a bar for a very short time and I, along with like all of the other then who were working there with me, were harassed and the managers knew about it and they just didn't do anything, like they let it happen in front of their face. It's so interesting when you think back on these things, because when people say inappropriate things to you in the workplace, I think that it's a classic case of like the way you misjudge what happens to you versus other everyone else. It's kind of like, you know, you know those like tick tocks that are like people deserve rest and breaks. Yes, people deserve rest and breaks, except me. Yeah, and not EI, though. It's like that with everything, right. Yeah, things that were done to me, I was like to completely neglectful that that was bad. Obviously I was uncomfortable, but I never thought, I never defined what it was, and I think that's the case with a lot of different sexual violence that occurs, right, yeah, but I think that's what happens within appropriate comments in the workplace and like a lot of different things. Like I think that a lot of people might watch on and be like, and this is, I think, crucial, when you're going to report someone or you're considering doing it, I think it's very natural to consider the outcomes and if the outcome isn't serious discipline reaction that removes him from the workplace, you think, what is the point, because I'm just going to be subjected to further shit for doing this when the nothing's going to happen. Yeah, so it's like the risk reward is like I'm and I think that that's what is really missing when we consider why people don't make you know whan it. People Bring Bard allegations and tell their story earlier in a range of things, not just like that's fucking sexual harassment or comments in the work postal bullying. It's because you're like it's going to get worse before it gets better and if this doesn't do anything, like my life is more over than it was already. Yeah, and I think that no one really acknowledges that, like seriously, that like someone makes an appropriate comment but it's not to the point where it's like going to result in genuine action and tangible change. People just look like, what the fuck is the point? That's actually going to put me in a worse position and benefit them more. Yeah, exactly. Do you know the solution? What? Unionize. It is the solution. Join Your Union, power of the collective. Obviously, like there will be situations where, like, unfortunately, the system has been set up so that nothing can be done or that person is like basically untouchable, but at least internally. Yeah,...

...yeah, like, I brought a complaint in the the workplace that I was harassed in, but I did that because I resigned, yes, and so I was just like whatever, you can't do anything to me. That's the thing. I actually like to give considerable feedback in my exit interviews. I'm actually my last workplace had an opportunity to sit down and give extensive feedback for like an hour, hmm, and I felt really good and I was really, really honest, yeah, about why I was unhappy and while I was looking elsewhere. And I mean, I just think that's the best thing I can do, because reporting is the thing, and I and there's been so many inswos where I haven't because I've seen this is like what's not going to actually change. Yeah, but I think that it's much easier on the way out at least. HMM. But I think the hard part is that what we don't really actually recognize a lot of the time is, like, you spend your the majority of your life at work, and that's depressing. HMM. But if you fucking hate it, look, let's just raise our expectations. Yeah, the bar is literally on the floor. Yeah, you know, if you're not getting the flexible work arrangement you want, if you're not getting the treatment that you deserve, if you're not recognizing the way you want to be, if you're doing the work you'd want to do, fucking throw in a job application. Literally, now is the time. Yeah, and Union Ns and union eye and I know, like it is very privileged to be like. If you have your job, just find a new one because, like, aside from the all of the obvious factors, like, there is a high chance of that job will be fucking shit as well, unfortunately. But I think that we, you know, the time is now and we actually do have the power to change workplaces, as people who are, like you know, going to be coming into their s soon. You deserve to be picky. Yes, always be peaky Queens, always be picky. If you didn't find US completely insufferable, come back next Wednesday for a new episode. Could also find us on instagram at cheek media co or online cheek Mediacom. To Day you. Yes, that's a lot. That's the one.

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