July 2nd, 2012
For Targets of Workplace Bullying, One Freedom Matters Most
Let the fireworks burst as we wax sentimental about American exceptionalism this week. I think I’ll sit out this celebration with our cats under the couch petrified with each blast in our otherwise quiet neighborhood. The world inhabited by targets of workplace bullying have little to celebrate as long as they live work enslaved with no apparent means of escape. The celebration of freedoms is not theirs to embrace.
Freedom. Liberty. Freedom. Liberty. Strong words for any people. But they are only aspirations for bullied targets, not the reality.
The freedom that matters most is that they simply be allowed to do their work with FREEDOM FROM meddling (sometimes just bothersome) or undermining interference from jealous coworkers (much more than bothersome) or a systematic campaign of interpersonal abuse initiated by a cruel, sadistic boss sustained by sycophant, lemming employees seeking to curry favor or protection from the assailant (an identity-robbing dehumanization).
So, bullies concentrate on contrived explosions this week, make it your life. Enjoy that life and LEAVE THE REST OF US ALONE!
Because this freedom-slogan week is crammed and during summer, WBI deliberately chose the 3rd week of October to celebrate Freedom From Bullies At Work Week. This year it is October 14-20. Read about it and stage an event in your town, company or union hall. That is the Freedom that matters most to bullied targets.
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