Being around such negative energy and negative thinking and negative employees WILL rub off on you. You WILL become just as discouraged and a whining, complaining pitiful soul in very short order. Slowly, if you are not lucky enough to be fired, you will slowly turn into one of the Borg creatures seen on Star Trek or one of the human turned zombies in the 1980s movie “The Black Hole”.
This reminds me of the psychology experiment involving an elevator. If the elevator door opens, and all the people are facing in one direction (say to the left), the experimental subject will unconsciously do the same thing and turn facing in the same direction!
People mirror each other. That is how fads and reality TV spread…like a virus. If you are around unhappy, complainers, that is what you will become, bar none.
Be sure that to be happy you have to surround yourself with positive uplifting people. Being stuck in a corporate job is a sure fire way to assure yourself you will live your life disappointed and depressed…just like them.
As I mentioned, having a corporate job now to me is the same as being a slave on a plantation in the South in 1860. I just won’t do it, and will run thousands of miles through Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad to avoid such a fate.
I seriously would rather live in a tent or cardboard box that hop on that train again…