I Learned To Move On For My Own Mental Health
I Found a New Job
I Was Young and Stayed With A Toxic Boss For Longer Than I Should Have
I Can Look Back (On Some of It) and Laugh
"I worked at a small advertising agency, and one of the partners threw temper tantrums like a toddler! I definitely had a FedEx box thrown at my head as I was running into the elevator. He was also constantly talking to my breasts. I remember a time when the fax machine wasn't working (legitimately broken), and I was trying to fix it. He came over and asked, 'Well, did you plug it in, sweetheart?' So condescending. I didn’t stay at that job for more than two years — and was relieved to leave. Thankfully, I can look back on it (well some of it, at least) and laugh now."
I Stuck it Out, and He Left
I Found a Work Environment That’s More Family-Friendly
I Cooled Down and Then Approached Her
Her Lack of Professionalism Kicked Me Into Job-Search Mode
"In my last job, my boss was constantly crossing the line between personal and professional. She’d tell me about flirting with her personal trainer and how she used to sleep with people quickly. She thought relationships had a five-year shelf life and then they needed to come to an end. The final straw came when she gave me advice on how to land a boyfriend. She told me every girl should follow three rules to get a guy: always do her hair, wear clothes that fit, and always let him believe he’s in control sexually.
I Figured Out How to Listen to My Instinct
He Made Things Super Awkward