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Politics really do suck the fun out of work. Thanks for sharing your experience of mentally quitting before quitting out loud. And thanks for linking to Elegant Violence - it was a great read.

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Jul 31, 2023Liked by John Nicholas

This is everything, John! Have had this experience too and will always regret doing the "polite" thing and keeping quiet. We live and learn though! Future Evie wont do that again!

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I’m not sure I understand what “control the narrative” means. Once someone’s mind is made up and they decide you’re to blame, a self defense is not going to change their narrative. There’s nothing you could have done. There’s this great scene in Pachinko where the guy gets set up by his manager for the foul play even before the deal goes through. I liked how you told the story of quitting before you actually quit. I’m going through this right now.

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I loved A New Earth--great quote!

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Great story John. I would have been gone at that point as well. Life is too short for other people's dramas.

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