October 13th, 2012

WBI Webinar: Prep for Your 1:1 Ambush Meeting


Bullies, when they are managers, love to cheat. They hurriedly call a meeting and mandate that the their bullied target attend. No agenda. No stated purpose. Then, Wham! You’re fired! This is the Ambush Meeting, something you should expect and prepare for. That preparation is covered in WBI Webinar #4. Happy Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week 2012.

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  1. Gls334 says:

    My wife could have written this script or it is as if you were there.  Although my wife took some actions during the meeting.  If they had been more decisive, they would have succeeded.

    It was a long haul in which along the way included short-term disability. It seemed like she was just dodging the bullet every step of the way.  HOWEVER (of course no one from her immediate HR would speak to me so I could help on my wife’s behalf)at the worst of it our three children all wrote letters to the company about their mother’s treatment and handed them to me.  I sent them to the corporate head of HR and simply said to him, “I have no idea who to send these to.” (He was in the UK, we are in the Midwest US.) To our grateful surprise, this corporate VP of a Fortune top 10 company emailed back and apologized.  Yes I said >>>APOLOGIZED<<<. Expressed genuine concern.  He sent his personal phone number and personal email.  He had an investigation done.  He reported back regularly, said we should contact him at any time. 

    The bad behavior came to a halt, but in getting her back to work, after the dust had settled from the corporate spotlight behavior returned, because she/we had indeed put them in a bad light. 

    This was six years ago – the outcome has been a mixed one.  I won't go on, because unfortunately bullying experiences can be such marathons.

    Great recorded webinar.  Over the years this has been such a great resource.  Still have the cup and the little stuffed bull from your fundraiser a few years back.

    LS

  2. Guest says:

    I am a breast cancer survivor being bullied at my job since 1/3/2011 by my supervisor.  I work for the FDA.  I’ve sought help and management isn’t responsive and protects the bully and her management co-bullies.  I’ve even sent messages to President Obama via Whitehouse.gov

  3. DDR says:

    Had my meeting on 10/23 Tuesday afternoon, not as expected, was asked to be less “emotional reactive to situations” sort of a just dont do it approach.. The meeting was chummy and glib,” If you need to vent , vent to me.  “Thought I made I new bud. However the next day got the sumation email which in now way reflected the glib meeting ‘control emotions’ ‘no more complaints’ mentioned customers and staff. As well as the if not fullowed further diciplanary action would be availabe. I was asked to aknowledge. I replied simply “i do “. Friday I was filling in giving a 3 hr traning lectue for a colligue, after I finished meeting man came up to me and said :ive had 3 more complaints today , we’re done. gave me the option to resign wcich i did making the comment in writing, constructive discharge.

  4. Meredith G says:

    How do you suggest I get that information from HR or Finance to prove that we are losing money? I work for a national non profit organization and our turn over has been non-extant in my department with the exception to 3 years ago I took over the position from a girl who was promoted to a different department. A month in is when the bullying started. :-( Is the information about prior law suits public record? Just so you know I live in Illinois

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