The common denominator, in these work situations, seems to be you. It may be a coincidence that you continuously find yourself working with abusive coworkers but we have to consider the alternative, which is that your behavior is potentially contributing to the problems.
I’m not suggesting that you’re entirely at fault because coworkers can be abusive but all possibilities should be examined. A therapist could objectively examine each of the firing circumstances to determine if and how you might have contributed to the problem. If so, the two of you can strategize how to prevent these issues in the future.
Getting fired puts you in a precarious situation. It means not having an income, a good reference, and other negative things. It is you who suffers the most. You want to do everything in your power to avoid these problems in the future. Your coworkers might be part the problem, but it is up to you to learn how to deal with difficult people so that it is not you who is always out of a job. Counseling could assist you in making the necessary corrections to your behavior. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle