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Good Jobs With Bad Co-Workers

Have You Ever Left a Good Job Because of Company Culture?

There are a ton of factors that contribute to whether you’re happy at work: Is your job challenging enough? Are you paid well? Do you enjoy your actual daily responsibilities? But sometimes, all those factors can be overshadowed if you don’t mesh well with your co-workers.

CNN Money asked readers to weigh in on experiences they’ve had with good jobs but bad co-workers, and the resulting stories were pretty funny and relatable. So I want to know: have you ever left an otherwise good job because of difficult co-workers or a bad company culture? Share your stories below!

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fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
Just put in my notice today, mainly because I couldn't stand the HR manager. Sounds odd, but it felt like she was out to get me and always watching over my shoulder waiting for me to screw up so she could reprimand me. It was bizarre because HR should be the person you count on to have your back! Plus, it was a dead end job. I had maximized my potential. But the company culture was very negative. Not worth the stress.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My first job out of college was a really great job, but I didn't like how they encouraged us all to be total workaholics and they fired people all the time for really random reasons. I left the job because I relocated, but I kind of wonder what would have happened if I had stayed there.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
No. I quit a job I loved because the boss was a DICK. The employees there were awesome though. One by one we all quit and moved on. We actually have a ex-employee party every once in awhile and last count since I worked there is about 100 people that have quit or were fired by the DICK boss (I quit 8 years ago). Mind you, this was a small company with about 10 employees total.
luna08 luna08 7 years
skigurl, I JUST went through the same thing! I kept telling myself I was being a baby, that one person couldn't affect me that much, but since they fired him...what a difference! I'm so much happier,even though my work load has doubled! My worst was years ago when I worked as a teller at a bank. I finally quit because one of the girls was dealing drugs over the counter, and the management KNEW, and did nothing for two weeks! To me, drug deals + large sums of cash = BAD!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
at my current job, there's one girl who is killing morale because she has the highest most ridiculous rate of absenteeism...she is so unreliable, and is only here about half the time...she honestly puts in about 20 hours out of the 40 hour work week every week...and it's making everyone a little on edge...people are starting to leave because of it, and managers aren't doing anything
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I quit a good job because it was an awful work environment to be in. When I left after 18 months only one of the original 12 people were still in the department; the manager.
FashionLuvr FashionLuvr 7 years
Yes, I have. I was chosen out of many applicants for a great job. I didn't like the job but my coworkers/the people training me made it very difficult to learn and I became very stressed out. I also didn't like them on a personal level, so much so that I quit after just 6 weeks. In retrospect, it was foolish because the position would have furthered my career, but I was just so miserable there!
Chica8a Chica8a 7 years
OMG I am thinking of that at the very moment ... love my job but am hating the new co - workers since the change of the CEO of the company!
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