It's A Long Road Back...
I began working for this company five years ago, having been offered the job by a friend. From the time I started, I knew the staff didn't like me. They didn't bother to hide it. I would come into work, pleasantly say hello to everyone and no one would answer. If they were having a conversation and I joined in, they would immediately stop talking. They complained about me constantly to management and heaped more and more small jobs on me until it was impossible to get even half of it done during my shift. I presented many ideas for efficiency and was never allowed to complete my presentations before one of them would interrupt and veto it. Two or three months down the road, one of the others would implement one of my ideas as her own.
At one point, we were down to two people, at which time I worked like a fiend to help do the work of five people. This went on for three months. Never once did my supervisor or anyone else ever commend me for it.
I couldn't sleep, cried every day after work and sometimes on the way to work. I lost interest in all of my hobbies and constantly tried to figure out how I could do this work more efficiently, poring over articles on the net, buying books on organization - you name it.
I finally suffered a heart attack in 2008 and was off recovering for three months. The very day I returned to work, they fired me. It's been two years since that day and I still can't find a job.
I've been told that when people I'd dealt with at this company inquire about me, my former supervisor only says, "We had been trying to get rid of her since the day she came here." The friend who hired me was our manager and these employees didn't like her but I still can't figure out why these people would go out of their way to destroy me professionally. I eventually went back to school and am now desperately trying to build up my own home business. We're in danger of losing our house and our truck. It's been a long, long road but I'm finally getting there. I still resent that they took so much of my life and turned it into a living hell. And I'm still working very very hard to overcome it.