Solidarity to everyone struggling with the remorseless criticism, crippling workload & systemic bullying. Hope you have a long & healing rest over Christmas
Because no matter how hard we work or what insights we bring, our value is judged only by the income we bring. Over time, it's natural to absorb that narrative, and lose belief in your own value.
Because we're never secure. We've been forced to compete when we just want to co-operate. And we're constantly judged against unfair or impossible targets, and blamed and punished for not achieving them.
Because we know we cannot achieve what's demanded without sacrificing our values. It's simple but stark. Work properly, recognise complexity, and get pushed out for 'perfectionism'. Work badly, cut corners, survive, & face up to what you've sold in the process.
If that's how we treat our nation's best and most enthusiastic minds, then it's no wonder society is so ill!
That makes it MORE hard to admit when you're struggling. You feel guilty for not being more grateful, like you've no right to complain.
But abusive cultures should be called out wherever they exist!