Let’s be honest: No job is perfect. Your boss probably annoys you; your co-workers might talk all day, every day; and you’ve probably picked up someone else’s slack more times than you’d like to admit. However, while every job has its ups and downs, your mental health shouldn’t be spiraling out of control because of it.
In a 2005 study, 25 percent of people witnessed daily workplace incivility and 50 percent said they were victims of it at least once a week in the previous year. In addition, more recent studies have determined that employees who have experienced workplace incivility, such as low job security and social support, can develop adverse effects, like increased depression, impaired job performance or decreased job satisfaction.
Luckily, due to the increased awareness of toxic workplace culture, companies across America have been developing programs to combat incivility, but that doesn’t mean things are perfect. So to help determine if your job is negatively affecting you, we connected with a few experts to find out the signs you should look out for to determine if your mental health is in jeopardy.