It’s not always easy to take the high road, but when it comes to your career, it’s important to choose that path. Like I said, it’s not easy, but if you don’t you could ruin your whole career. Sure, it would be way more satisfying to burn some bridges and tell all those incompetent coworkers and upper management off, but you just have to walk away and hope for better thing.
Sometimes, however, your high road still leads to a satisfying ending. For example, the reddit post this senior admin commented on. He worked at a company that totally took him for granted, but he was left alone to do his job and he was content. Until the hired two junior admins to work with him and he found out they were making way more than him. Everything would have still been cool if they just gave him a raise, but when he requested one he was denied. He started rage applying to new jobs and had one in less than a month. He peaced out taking the high road and left happily. However, just a couple of weeks later he started getting panicked calls from his old job. They had no idea how to do his job and needed his help.
Oh, so he quits because you won’t give him a raise and now you think he’s going to advise you for free? I THINK NOT. He said he would only help them if they paid him $200 an hour with a 4 hour minimum and he is NOT training anyone. At first they resisted and were even offended by that, but why would he care? He went on living his best life at his new job. The quickly called back and agreed to his terms and signed an agreement.
Now he has a new, better paying job, AND a side hustle from his old job that is paying him 5x more than they had initially been paying him. So as you can see, sometimes taking the high road can be just as satisfying and burning them bridges.