A couple of years ago, I found myself in a sticky situation at work. Heading to the office each morning was a struggle because the environment was growing more and more hostile by the minute. I was naive and felt victimized by my co-workers but thought the issues would work themselves out over time. However, the entire thing blew up in my face and ended with me leaving the company. Looking back, it’s clear that I had no clue how to deal with the hostile work environment, so I simply didn’t deal with it at all. While I regret this, I learned a tremendous amount from the ordeal and can honestly say that if I were to face another bad office experience, I would know exactly how to handle it. Here’s how.