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.
Tags: Gary Namie, Let's Talk with Kalola, Ruth Namie, screaming mimi, The Bully At Work, workplace bullying, Workplace Bullying Institute
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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.
Friday, September 21st, 2012
Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Linda Thomas, co-host
of the morning news show on KIRO-FM, Seattle,
interviewed Drs. Ruth and Gary Namie and received
tips from WBI Coach, Jessi Eden Brown.
Listen to the the April 26 broadcast.
If you’re a target of workplace bullying, you can get personalized support from our coach, Jessi Eden Brown.
Tags: Gary Namie, Jessi Eden Brown, KIRO, Linda Thomas, Ruth Namie
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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
New Day Northwest show host Margaret Larson discusses workplace bullying on KING-TV, Seattle on March 22, 2012 with Dr. Ruth Namie and Dr. Gary Namie, founders of the Bellingham, WA-based Workplace Bullying Institute.
U takes on workplace bullying: Faculty and staff are learning how to recognize and address bullying.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
By Meghan O’Connor
March 08, 2012
Employers nationwide increasingly have had to implement policies to handle concerns beyond typical workplace dilemmas –– or what’s now called workplace bullying.
This week, the University of Minnesota’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action held a session about the issue to ensure staff and faculty know how to recognize and address it.
The University’s Office of Human Resources defines bullying as an imbalance of power and the intent to cause harm and repetition. It is not outlined in Minnesota state laws like harassment or discrimination.
Saturday, December 31st, 2011
One WBI goal is to educate everyone — the affected individuals, employers and lawmakers — about Workplace Bullying. Acknowledgment of its existence and preventability necessarily precedes corrective action. Our momentum accelerated in 2011, all thanks to new staff, new consultants and new State Coordinators who expanded our repertoire. What a year! Here’s the year-end review.
Tags: Dr. Gary Namie, Gary Namie, Jessi Eden Brown, Ruth Namie, Sean Lunsford, WBI, Workplace Bullying University
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