Anonymous Job Confession: My Boss Was an Egotistical, Predatory Dictator

Artwork by Viv Le

Welcome to Anonymous Job Confessions where writers peel back the curtain from their day jobs. This is a space for talking about bad (or misguided) bosses, cringeworthy clients or customers, out of touch board members and more. We're speaking on work crushes, failure, pettiness, success against all odds (and also redefining success because we're queer and we can do that), doing something not because you are passionate about it but because groceries don't buy themselves and all things surviving in late-stage capitalism. Honestly, if there's a perfect thing to read when you're on your break, this might be it.

I graduated college with nothing lined up. I relentlessly and continuously applied to jobs three months befo...

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