Posts Tagged ‘sadism’

One of the worst workplace bully tales ever heard

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Chris Gelineau, a manager at Interstate Battery System in Taylor, Michigan, gave us an example of cruel, sadistic behavior. Of the over 10,000 stories we’ve heard at the Workplace Bullying Institute, Gelineau’s actions — staging a robbery to scare his employee — is unprecedented. Read on….


Workplace Holdup Prank Ends in a $25,000 Lawsuit
By Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, April 25, 2014

When two men in hoodies entered a Detroit auto parts store and frisked him against a wall, 24-year-old Justin Orman of Lincoln Park thought it was an armed robbery.

It turned out to be a prank arranged by his boss.

Orman was working for Interstate Battery System in Taylor when his boss sent him to pick up inventory and payments at Dealer Used Auto Parts on Grand River Avenue, according to a lawsuit filed April 14 in Wayne County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages.



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Workplace bullying-related research: Bug-crunching sadists

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Review of Buckels, Jones & Paulhus (2013) Behavioral Confirmation of Everyday Sadism. This research was conducted at the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas at El Paso.

The phrase “workplace bullying” prompts most listeners to ponder deviant personality quirks of perpetrators. Though we at WBI believe work environment factors are better predictors of a bullying-prone workplace, it is the interaction of personality and work conditions that provide the fullest explanation. Bullied targets, when under assault, ruminate too long on the personality of their bully and the perp’s motivation. So, we advise them to ignore the perp’s personality so that they can act to get to safety. Given these forewarnings about the limited role of personality in bullying, here is a research article that addresses perhaps the most relevant of all personality traits related to bullying — sadism.



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