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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Australian Attorney

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Dear Kalola,

I am a partner in a major law firm. At the time I was bullied I was one of two female partners in the regional office in which I worked. For three years before that I had been the only female partner. In total, there were about 17 partners in the regional office, and 150 staff.

The bully was another partner, who was also the manager of the regional office.

The campaign escalated over a period of about three years, but this is a summary of the types of things which happened:

  • at the weekly partners meetings, during which each partner was asked to detail what they had been doing, he would either pass over me, or if I did speak, look down while I spoke, and either harrumph when I had finished and change the subject, or make a belittling comment
  • If there was good client feedback about a partner, the usual position was that it would be mentioned at those meetings or more broadly. If I got good client feedback (which was not uncommon), nothing was said
  • there was one important client of the firm which had a manager who, for reasons he would not articulate, would not give me any work (so there was no negative feedback, even though it was sought; he would just not give me any work). The fact that I did not get work from this client was mentioned at least once in every two weeks in a public forum
  • when I won large retainers from clients (not infrequent), this manager would tell me the work should be done by another partner
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Let’s Talk with Kalola Special: Whistle-blowers

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.” … Frank Serpico

By Tom Hays and Colleen Long
April 28,2013

NEW YORK (AP) — After Officer Pedro Serrano decided to testify in federal court about what he sees as wrongdoing within the New York Police Department, a rat sticker appeared on his locker.

That was the least of his problems.

Serrano claims he’s been harassed, micromanaged and eventually transferred to a different precinct and put on the overnight shift.

“It hasn’t been a picnic,” he said in an interview this week. “They have their methods of dealing with someone like me.”

Serrano and other whistle-blowers took the stand in a civil rights case challenging some of the 5 million streets stops made by police in the past decade using a tactic known as stop and frisk. They believe illegal quotas are behind some wrongful stops of black and Hispanic men.

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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Clinic Nurse

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Let’s Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI’s blog readers. Here we go!

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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Glo’s Advice

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Let’s Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI’s blog readers. Here we go!

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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Music Teacher

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Let’s Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI’s blog readers. Here we go!

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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Two Person Job

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Another Let's Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI's blog readers. Here we go!

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Let’s Talk with Kalola : Government Landscape Designer

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Here’s the launch of our new feature, Let’s Talk with Kalola, where targets can share their experiences with WBI’s blog readers. Here we go!

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Let’s Talk service replaces the WBI Forum for targets of workplace bullying

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

We retired the WBI Forum and replaced it with a chance to tell your story via the new Let’s Talk service for targets of workplace bullying. If selected to illustrate a key aspect of bullying in the workplace, your story will be published on the WBI blog along with comments by Kalola. Try it today.

Kalola has an M.A. in Counseling (specialty: job, career counseling) and is a member of the American Counseling Association. Kalola’s firsthand experience with bullying and her public service work in government and higher education give her a learned perspective on the practical solutions to workplace bullying.

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