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I'm always curious just exactly what this means when I read such comments. What is toxic? What is dangerous?

The temporary office location we had at Motorola was across the hall from one of the semiconductor operations. That operation used cyanide (!!) and it had an alarm system in case any cyanide gas was detected. They tested that system once a week. Very loud with flashing red lights and sirens.

The first time they tested it, we all ran outside.
After awhile people started ignoring the alarm, and stayed at their desk working.

Not me. I always scooted outside and stayed there until the alarms stopped.

Now THAT was a toxic work environment.
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