At my current workplace, I thought it would be different. It's a family owned business and we are working directly with the owners. My coworkers at the time were fairly new as well, they had only started some weeks/months before me. We seemed to all care for the welfare of the company. We actually worked as a team and had the same mindset to try to make the business succeed.
I had a recent heart-to-heart conversation with one of my coworkers who's nonchalant attitude is something to be admired. After listening to my troubles, she gave me a puzzled look and asked me why I was so emotionally involved. It was at that moment that I felt like someone shook me awake. I woke up to the same question: why are you emotionally involved? It was a lesson I thought I had engrained in myself, but apparently thought was safe to put away.
As bad as my last job was, if it wasn't for it, I wouldn't have met the people whom helped shaped the person I am today. No matter how shitty it gets, there is always a silver lining, you just have to stay long enough to find it. Make the best of it and get what you need out of it before you leave. Timing is everything. That's my best advice to anyone thinking of quitting.
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On." -Robert Frost