I worked at an entry level job for 14 months. I was treated like trash by the managers every single day because I didn't fit into their "culture", avoided and ignored by the main store manager (my employer) and despised by everyone I worked with. I eventually quit because of the toxic and negative work environment and feelings of extreme anger I felt towards everyone there.
I would always be left out of conversations, tell my manager private things only to have the entire store talking about it a few hours later, several of my coworkers (including managers and my employer) would give me the middle finger when they thought I wasn't paying attention, I was told that I would be fired many times only to say it was a "joke"... I had an extremely negative workplace experience with no friends or positive references.
Now, 5 months later I'm trying to sign up for a job at a college in a professional career position - I fit all the requirements of the job. But it's asking for contact information with my previous employer. I'm 110 % certain I will get a negative review from anyone I list. Unfortunately this toxic job is the longest amount of time I've had a steady job.
Should I leave my work experience on my resume? I'm guaranteed to get a bad review if I do. If I leave the work experience out I will be asked about my large unemployment gap.