I have been reading Jes’ recent posts on dealing with her ex-boss, subsequent resignation and being at a crossroad. I empthasize with her situation, especially when I realised we are about the same age (although she has a kid already). Having worked in 3 previous jobs & firms and on my 4th one now, I have come across my share of problematic bosses and workplaces. To be honest, the only time I felt the work environment became toxic was towards the end of my 3rd job. I endured it for about 1 month while looking for and finding another job before tendering my resignation to serve my notice in the 2nd month. Just thinking about it brings back bad memories.

I have a low threshold for situations like that. The reason why I studied and took up a career in accounting was because of its flexibility. I could move roles within a firm and move jobs across industries more easily because of …