# Cover letter
4 Subtle Signs Of A Toxic Workplace Before Accepting a Job Offer
Many of us have experienced a toxic workplace, and it can wreak havoc on our lives. But what if there were a way to suss out what the employer is really like before you accept the offer? You probably know the obvious red flags — employees seem disengaged, the hiring manager is rude to you and so on — but what about the more subtle signs? Those are more difficult to spot (and you might not even know what they mean). That’s why we’ve rounded up four sneaky signals to find out if your employer is toxic before you say yes to the job.