Does anyone have any experience dealing with small funds that have turned into extreme toxic work environments? My current work place is one. If you read some of my older posts, you will know that I have been trying to leave my current employer, which is a small PM-run fund with only 2 analysts under the PM. The workplace has gotten particularly toxic, which is also due to the PM trying purposely to pit the two analysts against each other. There is constant work sabotage. For example, if I am covering stock / sector A, the other analyst will secretly dig some dirt or information on this industry and send to the boss without letting me know. Knowing this, I will have no choice but to go out of my way digging dirt on his stocks / coverage sector and throwing crap back at him. The fund has devolved into this type of dynamic for the past 9-11 months, and currently, nobody talks to one another at the firm. I am currently looking for other job opportunities but I would also like some advice on how to deal with this toxicity. The firm has become so toxic that I believe I spend about 50-75% of my time at office trying to look at what the other person is doing in order to defend myself from this attacks. He also seems to spend a significant amount of time looking at my sector / coverage rather than focusing on his work.
How would you deal with something like this? I actually almost have an offer now, should I just resign the day that I sign the contract?