Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Namie’
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
I began a job a few months ago as a bookkeeper for a medium size company. There are 8 bookkeepers in the company. There is one bookkeeper that is terrorizing everyone and the owner of the company is doing nothing about it. She screams, swears, throws things and decides what part of her job she is going to do. The best I can figure is the owner is afraid of her because he hasn’t fired her. Instead he takes her work and makes other people do it. If you approach her on a bad day to give her work that belongs to her, she will throw it at you and tell you she isn’t doing it. Then she will sit there sing real loud or start laughing like something you would see in a horror film. She is doing it on purpose. She has told me the owner isn’t going to fire her so she will do whatever she wants. I have seen her make another employee cry and I know people have quit because they can’t deal with her.
My concern is a safety issue, what if one day she really does flip out? what if someone gets serious hurt. Who is going to be held responsible? I don’t have patience for bullies and I can’t believe in the year 2014, we do not have laws to protect us from such treatment. I really hope pressure can be put on our elective officials to get things moving.
I really enjoy the work I do but I refuse to allow someone to treat me like garbage or throw things at me. Not sure what will happen when she thinks she can treat me like she does everyone else.
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Friday, July 11th, 2014
Workplace Bullying University® For professionals — healthcare, HR, unions, legal, mental health, trainers & consultants, individuals making a career transition — the only comprehensive preparation in the nuanced workplace bullying phenomenon. Includes all education materials needed to launch an organization’s anti-bullying initiative, an extensive Research Library, and hours of supplementary resources. Faculty: Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.
3 days: August 15-17 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition is $3,100
Special: mention “BLOG” for a $500 discount on/before July 25.
Said a veteran HR director, “Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”
Workplace Bullying Retreat For bullied individuals and those who support them. A day of validation, learning and restoration. Bring along a loved one or coworker. Includes a copy of The Bully At Work. Facilitated by Drs. Gary & Ruth Namie.
1 day: Sat. August 23 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition: $250, $100 for second person.
Special: mention “BLOG” for $50 discount on/before Aug. 1
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Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
The only comprehensive, research-based training for professionals in the phenomenon of workplace bullying, WBI’s University® is next offered June 20-22 in Bellingham, WA.
The program, launched in 2008 by Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie, covers all aspects of adult bullying in the workplace while engaging participants in lively interaction and debates. This is a unique program that prepares professionals to specialize in bullying, to add that specialization to their existing repertoire of services.
Companies and unions can send representatives who then take back all the materials and resources necessary to start an internal anti-bullying initiative. Attendees become the trainers of others back home.
Tuition has been reduced and there are deeper discounts for organizations that send a second person.
Visit the Workplace Bullying University website for details, testimonials, location and pricing. Join us in June. Seats are limited for this small-group session.
Friday, April 18th, 2014
We announce the first-ever healing workshop for bullied targets and their loved ones.
The inaugural Workplace Bullying Retreat will be Saturday May 31 in Bellingham, WA. The one-day Retreat is facilitated by WBI founders, Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie. Attendees will understand the storm that ripped through their lives, its impact on their health, and solutions when employers do nothing to stop it.
“Bullying is perplexing, leaving targeted workers with lingering questions such as ‘Why me?’,” said Dr. Gary Namie. “The retreat is designed to answer those questions so the person can move on with her or his life after bullying.”
This new workshop differs from WBI’s other programs that emphasize education alone. The Retreat is designed to create a validating, encouraging, emotionally positive, healing, and supportive, safe harbor for attendees who have endured emotional abuse.
“No one else has talked with over 10,000 bullied targets like we have,” remarked Dr. Ruth Namie. “We’re proud to create this first-ever, in-person experience just for targets after 17 years of advocacy on behalf of targets.”
Family members are also encouraged to attend in order to learn how to best help their loved one move on toward an abuse-free working life.
The first three scheduled days in 2014 are May 31, July 19, August 23
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Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Since 2008, WBI has offered the only comprehensive training for professionals in North America in the every aspect of the phenomenon — Workplace Bullying University® — created and taught by Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie.
The next sessions open to the public are:
January 17-19 in Houston, Texas
February 7-9 in Bellingham, Washington
Enroll by Jan. 10 to claim your $300 tuition discount for the Feb. session.
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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Since 2008, 120 professionals have graduated from the 3-day Workplace Bullying University®, the only comprehensive training for professionals in North America, created and delivered by the founders of the U.S. movement — Drs. Gary and Ruth Namie. Small groups. Research-driven. Target-centric. Graduate-level seminar.
In early 2014, we are happy to provide a session in Texas. The dates and locations are:
January 17-18-19 in Houston, Texas
February 7-8-9 in Bellingham, Washington
Also, we offer significant tuition discounts for timely registrations.
$500 off for Jan. Houston University if deposit paid by Nov. 22
$500 off for Feb. Bellingham University if deposit paid by Dec. 13
$300 off for Jan. Houston University if deposit paid by Dec. 20
$300 off for Feb. Bellingham University if deposit paid by Jan. 10
Professionals who attend University:
• Union Representatives
• HR Professionals
• Entrepreneurs launching new careers
“Definitely the most value-added program to organizational development I have attended in my 30-plus years in the business.”
“This is the best training I have attended in my 22 years of being a union advocate.”
“What a gift of the years of knowledge and experience you gave us and wrapped in a fun envelope that made it easy to understand.”
“I can’t say enough about the level of expertise that Gary and Ruth possess. They are on top of the latest legal, organizational, and psychological information.”
Join us. Visit the Workplace Bullying University website for details.
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
Are bullies demons? Bully apologists abhor “demonizing” abusers in the workplace. What’s the alternative? Revere them. Thank them for showing us how loathsome and dark can be the human condition? Ignore their cruelty foisted on the best and brightest workers whose principal goal of every day is to be “left alone” to do their jobs? Of course, that’s exactly what bully apologists do. We think they stand on the wrong side of the moral fence.
We at WBI are target-centric. We’ve chosen the other side. We didn’t start the U.S. Workplace Bullying movement to treat it as an academic exercise in neutrality. Targets deserve and need support. Institutions do a fine job of defending perpetrators.
Monday, April 22nd, 2013
By Cathy Jett, (Fredericksburg, VA) The Free Lance-Star, April 20, 2013
Dr. Ruth Namie thought she’d be helping families solve their problems when she began working in a private clinic in 1995.
Instead, the clinical psychiatrist ran into one of her own. Her name was Sheila, and she proved to be the proverbial “boss from hell.”
Sheila was nice for the first three weeks, then began complaining that Namie was “worthless,” said Namie’s husband, social psychologist Gary Namie.
The bullying ratcheted up when Sheila overheard clients say that they drove an hour just to see Namie, and were urging others to go to her instead of Sheila. Sheila stripped Namie of her clinical work and gave her clerical work instead.
The Namies hired a lawyer, but discovered to their dismay that there was nothing illegal about one woman bullying another. They figured there must be some organization that could help, but there wasn’t one. So the couple started the Campaign Against Workplace Bullying.
Monday, April 1st, 2013
It’s time for the next quarterly training for professionals, the unique Workplace Bullying University® created and delivered by the Drs. Namie, WBI founders. Small group 3-day immersion in the research and all aspects of the phenomenon. Join us!
May 10-12 in Bellingham, WA
Tuition fee discounts available, enroll by April 10 to guarantee your seat
Participants come from a variety of disciplines
• Healthcare – physicians, nurse leaders, counselors, psychologists
• Management & HR
• Consultants & Trainers
Program details at the University website.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Workplace Bullying University®, begun in 2008, is WBI’s unique, intensive 3-day experience that prepares professionals in mental health, law, management, human resources, life & executive coaching, unions, speaking & training with graduate-level instruction and materials to gain incomparable knowledge in Workplace Bullying to use in their practices, businesses or jobs. Facilitators are Dr. Gary Namie & Dr. Ruth Namie.
February 22-24 and May 10-12 and August 16-18 and November 15-17.