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When does our work environment need to shift vs. our attitude towards it?

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I began working in developmentally disabled after high school and loved it.  The environment became toxic and from then on I never stayed at any of my jobs.  It was difficult to chose a career because of not finding an environment that I felt I would be able to handle.  I did nursing jobs, group homes, state hospitals, bank collections, Subway server, Walmart, and finally the last jobs were retail management.  That broke me to where I am today.  I never had a problem with the residents, clients, or people I dealt with but the co-workers and the attitudes were atrocious.  My "job" has always been to make people happier than when they first met me.  I enjoyed every job and one does not stand out more than the other.  Probably why I now prefer to work on this computer or in small group classes.   Not sure this is what you meant.  My co-workers were difficult people.  

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@Paige PIlege - Yes, I do think your answer reflects the question 🙂 In my own experience, it's sometimes been hard to discern between when my environment needs to change and when my attitude towards it does. It's become much clearer as I tune into my intuition, and these questions don't often pose such difficulties within me, but I struggled for a long time in past jobs knowing when it was time to leave and when I needed to be more open/more communicative/etc etc.

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