Co-Working Spaces w/ issues

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drinksonme

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Don’t try to sell me your lead generation services 🤗
drinksonmemore
Jun 4 10 Comments

I run my company from the inside of a "boutique" co-working space (or that's at least what they believe they are) Their management consists of 3 people the Founder, President, and community manager. The president is quite possibly the most toxic person I've ever met, she obsesses over the brand image of the space more than anything and in the process completely takes away any emotion or human characteristics of it. I'm close with the Community manager, who often gets walked on top of by the president.

What would you guys do if there was toxic behavior in the workplace but not within your own company?

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  • SEMI osMS13
    Vote with your dollars. Leave the space.
    Jun 4 4
    • New / Mktg
      drinksonme

      New Mktg

      BIO
      Don’t try to sell me your lead generation services 🤗
      drinksonmemore
      OP
      Would you try bringing it to the attention of the Founder of the space first?
      Jun 4
    • Capital One
      thickmama1

      Capital One

      BIO
      Woman struggling to pass interviews
      thickmama1more
      Duh. Set up coffee and hint at leaving due to distractions.
      Jun 4
    • New / Mktg
      drinksonme

      New Mktg

      BIO
      Don’t try to sell me your lead generation services 🤗
      drinksonmemore
      OP
      No, I mean bring up that the president of his company has extremely toxic behavior that is damaging his company and other employees
      Jun 4
    • Capital One
      thickmama1

      Capital One

      BIO
      Woman struggling to pass interviews
      thickmama1more
      You and I said the same things. You’re crossing the line and I didn’t do that with my diction. Perhaps your relationship with the founder is solid but I’d play professionally and be explicit that you’ll stay if the president is removed (etc,etc).
      Jun 4
  • Fannie Mae 996
    Find a new work space? If the person leasing your space isn't giving you what you want don't you just find a new place?
    Jun 4 2
    • New / Mktg
      drinksonme

      New Mktg

      BIO
      Don’t try to sell me your lead generation services 🤗
      drinksonmemore
      OP
      Would you try bringing it to the attention of the Founder of the space first?
      Jun 4
    • Fannie Mae 996
      That won't solve the problem of the president being toxic. You're still going to be sharing the space with them and I'm sure their toxicity will still affect you in other ways, and that's if you convince the founder to side with you.
      Jun 4
  • New / Other
    DuQvV7y

    New Other

    BIO
    Did stuff. Hustled hard. Retired
    DuQvV7ymore
    I used to run a company. I had my plate full with handling the issues there than stepping into the inner workings of an external entity.

    Move, and if you really want to, leave a detailed professional letter on the reasons you left.
    Jun 5 0
  • SEMI osMS13
    Following up - given the small size of the organization and the behavior of the CEO I doubt there is much leverage unless you are a key customer. Worth a try but keep expectations low.
    Jun 4 0