Man Leaves Toxic Workplace to Follow His Dreams, Inspires Netizens: “The World Is Your Oyster”

Man Leaves Toxic Workplace to Follow His Dreams, Inspires Netizens: “The World Is Your Oyster”

  • A man shared on TikTok that he had left his unhealthy work environment to follow his dreams in design
  • With no source of income, the man took it upon himself to use his free time to tap into his skills
  • His actions received recognition from local celebrities and support from netizens

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A man named Otsile Mogale left his toxic workplace to follow his dreams
Otsile Mogale took a leap of faith to pursue his passion for design. Image: @oootsile
Source: TikTok

A young creative designer named Otsile Mogale shared a series of photos on TikTok detailing his journey from leaving his former toxic workplace to following his dreams.

On the popular app, Otsile shares a screenshot of his resignation letter and told netizens that because he had no source of income, he had to leave his apartment a month after quitting his job.

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Screenshots of resignation letter and lease termination
Otsile Mogale posted screenshots of his resignation letter and lease termination on TikTok. Images: @oootsile
Source: TikTok

In another photo, Otsile shared a screenshot of his TikTok video about a possible collaboration between Uncle Waffles and Prada that he had designed. The video received over 50,000 views.

He captioned the image:

"Had more time on my hands, so I went back to my first love - design."

During this time, Otsile polished up his CV and eventually received a job opportunity as a junior design specialist.

Throughout his journey, the young creative notes that he kept praying to reach his goal until his prayers were finally answered.

Screenshot of Uncle Waffles and Prada collaboration, offer of employment
The young designer also shared screenshots of a previous TikTok post and his employment letter. Images: @oootsile
Source: TikTok

Otsile's hard work and determination earned him recognition from several local celebrities, including rappers Nadia Nakai and Moozlie.

Click here to see Otsile's TikTok post.

Man's journey to success uplifts social media users

Otsile's recent recap of his "rollercoaster ride" inspired many TikTokkers.

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Expressing gratitude, @gabaza_k commented:

"Y'all don’t understand how POWERFUL this post is! The timing of reading it. Thank you."

@phumzsnaps got real in the comment section, saying:

"Nobody talks about the courage to leave your workplace due to toxicity. It is inspiring to see people stand up for themselves."

@oratilwe.kgomo also added to the positivity, writing:

"This is so beautiful, bathong! God is definitely showing off. I can’t wait to see the great things He has in store for you."

@_aphiiwen, who also came across the video, shared:

"Not my eyes getting teary over a stranger. Congratulations & God bless."

19-year-old woman buys herself a truck

Briefly News previously reported on another uplifting story about a young woman who bought a truck at age 19.

In a TikTok clip shared by @sese_2.0, the video generated over 145K views, thousands of likes and many comments within a few hours of its publication.

Source: Briefly News

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email

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