Toxic Work Environments Shouldn’t Be a Rite of Passage

By Rainesford Stauffer

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“The ‘pay your dues’ concept is a trap, as is all neoliberal ‘boot-strapping’ and ‘hard work for the American dream’ ideologies, because they are out of line with how our economic system actually works: work doesn’t get you anywhere unless you’re in a position of power,” Nat Baldino, policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), told Teen Vogue via email.

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