Before I was diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer, I left a job because it didn't feel like a good fit and I felt the environment was toxic for me. I stayed 7 months to get them through their annual conference and they liked the work I did. I didn't find anotther job after several months (slow winter) and began temping (last summer), which I stopped (November) doing due to my diagnosis. What should I say when asked why I left? If I say it wasn't a good fit, employers ask why. One employer threw assumptions at me about failing (over the phone). I'm also wondering if I should try to get a reference from the employer that I left. The executive director said she would give me a reference before, but I didn't take her up on it.