One of my close friends is currently working for a company which has a toxic work environment, a place where no one should have to work.
He has been at this company for just over 7 years, he is a very capable and smart guy who has worked his way up the company from bottom to now just one position below the CEO. He is well respected by his peers, I know as I've met them on several occasions. He truly wants to improve the company from within as he believes he has the power to do so but my concern is that the company won't reciprocate the feeling. I'm afraid he has hero syndrome.
Reasons why I'm against him working for his current employer:
- They will throw him under the bus at any chance they get
- He is currently working weekends to supplement his salary
- Very frequently he is stressed and worried
- Rarely spends time with his family
He and I don't work in the same company, I just want the best for him as over the years I've known him he has only gotten more and more fed up with his employer.
Has anyone ever been in a similar situation? How can I advise my friend that he could do a lot better than his current employer?