I recently made the difficult decision to quit my job without a plan for a number of reasons:
1) it was the definition of a toxic work environment that caused the majority of employees to be unhappy.
2) burnout due to an unmanageable workload. The commitment to quantity over quality meant I had to work almost every evening, weekend and vacation days. Making it hard to even think about applying for another job.
I tried to raise my concerns to my manager but was basically told that if people are unhappy then they should leave.
I've taken a break to try to put myself back into a positive mindset and have starting to think about job searching. Even though I haven't even applied or started to interview I am concerned about how to answer the question "why did you leave your job?". I know you're not supposed to talk negatively about your previous employer. Has anyone got any thoughts or advice? Has anyone been in a similar position - how did you answer that question?