For the most part, bad companies to work for have a way of blending in with the crowd. After all, places that are obviously toxic and dishonest before you've even started there don't tend to last very long.
So if you find a job that turns out to be much crappier than it seemed, it's often hard to know that until you've been there for a couple of months, if not a few years.
And those kinds of jobs tend to leave us feeling trapped because the same places that trick people into applying also have ways of tricking them into staying.
This is a sadly common problem for people, which makes stories where they managed to find a clever way to come out on top endlessly satisfying. And as we're about to see, those stories can end up giving us some pretty good ideas to keep in our back pockets.