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WBI Podcast 32: Outrageous by any other name

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Outrageous By Any Other Name

Bullied targets are not believed. Sometimes the disbelief is rooted in the outrageousness of perpetrators and the innovative cruelty they inflict on targets. It’s hard to believe people can be so vicious.

There are three principal groups who deny bullying as it actually happens. Each group of disbelievers is discussed in separate audio tracks to make WBI Podcast 32.

Listen to all three parts in one clip:

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Or in separate sections:

1. U.S. biz school researchers who cite “victim precipitation” as a cause

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2. Employers — executives and HR

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3. U.S. courts who make proving that the bullying was outrageous nearly impossible

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WBI Podcast 31: Politics & Workplace Bullying

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Politics & Workplace Bullying: Inseparable Phenomena

The role of laws governing workplace rights inserts partisan politics into the debate about workers’ rights, and by extension, the future of workplace bullying.

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WBI Podcast 30: Optimism to stop mass murders & workplace bullying

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Could America be poised to address mass murders after the Sandy Hook school massacre? Optimism abounds that a “tipping point” has been reached. If so, the same may be true for workplace bullying.

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WBI Podcast 29: So Little To Be Grateful For

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It’s the mythical magical national time for giving thanks. Considering the modern American workplace, there is little to be grateful for. Let me count (the 6) factors that interfere with a sense of gratitude by workers.

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The Freedom Podcast

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Freedom, a much maligned word, tossed around glibly these days, means something very clear to us at WBI when talking about Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week, and all year long for bullied targets and their families.

In this podcast, we first explore some negatives we deserve to be Free From, then we turn to a couple of life’s experiences we should be Free To enjoy.

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Putting Laborers Back Into Labor Day

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Throughout the years we at the WBI have covered Labor Day from the workers’ rights perspective. The holiday is not just for shopping or camping. It’s about honoring people who work. More specifically, as the historical accounts below make clear, it is about emancipating workers from horrific working conditions and doing so collectively, in an organized way. Yes, the union way.

Unions are demonized daily and growing extinct. The attacks are leveled without rebuttal by “journalists” or cowardly politicians who should represent everyone’s interests rather than corporate employers. Media reps are afraid of losing ad dollars. Politicians fear bucking the pro-corporate PACs with the funds to pour into their opponents’ campaign coffers. Unions can only muster 6% of all contributions to politicians. Corporatists control the system.

Income inequality grows in the U.S. The connection between declining unionization rates and inequality is not accidental. They are mutually determinative. That is, the richest among us want to make America a minimum wage nation, while unions ask nothing more than a living wage on which families can provide shelter, food, clothing and education for their children. Somehow, the most greedy have convinced the majority of us that those needs are excessive. That earning a $40,000 wage with benefits and a fixed pension is bankrupting America. Balderdash!!!

So, union-bashers take the weekend off, please. Let’s see how many union folks are featured in media coverage during the one holiday that belongs to them — Labor Day.

For 2012, we collected past postings, including a favorite WBI podcast.

Podcast: Labor Day Message for Working Folks

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Restoring dignity for the underclasses with help from Franklin Roosevelt, Mark Twain (Hal Holbrook), Andrew Cuomo, Harry Chapin.

Read the report cited in the podcast: No Rhyme or Reason: The ‘Heads I Win, Tails You Lose’ Bank Bonus Culture by Andrew Cuomo, then NY State Attorney General

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WBI Podcast 27: It need not be the way it is

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The Problem with “It is what it is”

The popular, simplistic term suggests an acceptance of current situations as inevitable and unchangeable. It is a form of resignation. If we accept bullying as “the way it is,” we give away too much personal integrity. Instead, try “Question Authority” as the alternative.

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WBI Podcast 26: Stop Attacking Teachers!!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Stop Bullying Teachers

Teachers, as public sector workers with pensions, are under attack in the U.S. The attacks need to stop for two reasons: (1) student bullying can never stop until the adult bullying stops, and (2) the best teachers inspired me to become a professor, they are among the most memorable people in our lives.

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WBI Podcast 25: Comeback Lines, Fuggedaboutem

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Comeback Lines, Fuggedaboutem

Too often people who have never been bullied at work suggest that clever, pithy comeback lines are effective defenses against bullies. But targets are targets — if they could have, they would have used them. Then, targets unnecessarily feel guilty if they don’t use. The simplest of all lines is offered here. Finally, employers have to stop the bullying, not the people victimized by it!

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WBI Podcast 24: Good People in Organizations Can Prevail

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Optimism That Work Can Change

Lessons learned from a disaster that dramatically changed a baboon troop’s social culture from cutthroat to kinder comes from the work of Robert Sapolsky (author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers). From this there is reason for optimism that our social system of work can be re-engineeered to be kinder and less war-like. We just have to want to do it!

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