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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
The Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) proudly announces its partnership with Christina Cha, Final Four contestant on CBS-TV Survivor: One World, as its national celebrity advocate. WBI advocates for American workplace changes to prevent destructive abusive conduct.
“Christina experienced bullying firsthand on network television but never wavered from showing class and personal dignity,” remarked Dr. Gary Namie, WBI Director. “We look forward to her encouraging others who suffer in silence far from the glare of a national spotlight.”
As fans of Survivor know, Cha was targeted for bullying during her time as a contestant on the show. On national television, Cha endured an onslaught of brutal verbal attacks that even made audiences uncomfortable. These acts were beyond the scope of fair competition, they were acts of bullying: deliberate and cruel and without provocation. Drawing on great inner strength, Cha never retaliated, but kept playing the game honestly and fairly, ultimately outplaying the bullies to make it to the Final Four.
Cha also experienced workplace bullying when she was a top sales executive. “Bullying is something that happens to adults as well as children” Cha said, “It happened to me. It’s real and it can be debilitating. I’m proud to support WBI that offers tangible solutions to bullied individuals and employers.”