How would you go about leaving this job for these reasons?

I work for a small company of about 10 people total. Our production team is only 5 people. I took the job on a 90-day trial basis to see if they are right for me and I'm right for them. Apparently a lot of people have been coming and going for years. They told me that they were hiring because it was getting

I work for a small company of about 10 people total. Our production team is only 5 people. I took the job on a 90-day trial basis to see if they are right for me and I'm right for them. Apparently a lot of people have been coming and going for years. They told me that they were hiring because it was getting busier and they needed another person to keep up with increasing demand. Incorrect. For about 15 years, they've had people coming and going. One guy has been there for 13 years. Back when he started, it was just him, the production manager and one other guy. The other guy didn't last long, I'm told. The production manager and the 13 years guy are friends, texting back and forth on the job while working. I can literally watch one text on his phone, then see the other wait a minute or two and text back and answer. During the tour of the place, the production manager told me that "none of the chemicals that we use here are really bad." Well, guess what? I was reading the bottle of one the other day. It states a direct warning that "repeated exposure can cause organ failure." Its contents are straight run kerosene, xylene and naptha. Lab tests per MSDS and research have indicated that lab rats with it rubbed on their skin twice per day for 12 months developed skin tumors. It is listed as carcinogenic. Workers are getting that all over their hands all day with no gloves. We have gloves under the counter, but they are discouraged.
My production manager describes himself as passive-aggressive. So he gets mad at you or frustrated with you for something and he goes and talks to one of your coworkers, "gossiping" about his frustrating/anger that you're not doing this or that. All the while, you're looking at him doing this and

My production manager describes himself as passive-aggressive. So he gets mad at you or frustrated with you for something and he goes and talks to one of your coworkers, "gossiping" about his frustrating/anger that you're not doing this or that. All the while, you're looking at him doing this and he's looking at you. That just ticks me off. So unprofessional. One minute he'll act like you're horrible at the job. An hour later, he'll come over and pat you on the back and say, "You doing alright?"

Best Answer:

JMR: I would start looking for another job as soon as you can. When you get another job, give two weeks notice and leave. Don't stay too long in any case, your health is worth more than any job.

Other answer:

JMR:
A person can leave a job without notice for any reason and an employer can similarly fire someone without notice and for any reason.
You do not have to consider their situation much at all.
What is your financial situation about being without income while you look for a new job?
Are the conditions such that you can leave and eligible to collect unemployment insurance payments, if applicable?
Do you need a positive job reference?
Those are the only three things to consider. Do you wish to file a complaint with government regulatory agencies about workplace safety? They are barred from taking action against you for doing it, and it may allow you to still collect unemployment insurance as you leave if you have documentation to offer.

You have a lot of words only related to the key questions, and need to be specific in these things.

At least 80% of what is written is totally irrelevant as not affecting health and safety. Health is not about stress unless documented by a medical exam and considered extraordinary to an average person, and that takes a lot.

You seem to be getting too involved instead of seeing it as an employment at a salary.

BigBadSteve:
Use the gloves. Ignore verbal discouragement to not use them. Refuse to handle any chemicals without gloves. If you get fired for that, at least you'll live longer.
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