What a challenge the toxic workplace is! That’s where you find the myriad forms of dysfunctional work culture lead by the many forms of dysfunctional power bosses. These bosses are one of the following, or a combination : hateful, undermining, indifferent / absent, blaming, abusive, callous and indifferent. These traits are often accompanied by a high level of hypocrisy and a low level of self-awareness. The workplace itself is characterised by repeated loss of staff, very low morale, silent resignation and depression in staff members, and irrational bursts of apparent empathy by the bosses (usually very superficial). The question is “Am I ok with this type of workplace in our society?” It’s the same question as “Am I ok with bullying at school?”
This painting is about the cycles of mood in living within traumatic circumstance.