Posts Tagged ‘The Bully At Work’


Let’s Talk with Kalola: Screaming Mimi

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Dear Kalola,

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.

Linda


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Employers Hiding Workplace Bullying: “Going PSU”

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

UPDATE BELOW – Oct 11

Abusing children is illegal and a criminal offense. No one apologizes for adults who sexually assault and rape children. On that we are a zero tolerance society. Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to the prison for enough years to ensure he will die there. Even at sentencing, he showed no remorse and never apologized. The adults who came forward to tell stories of their abuse by him as minors were brave.

Sandusky called his victims greedy future plaintiffs in civil lawsuits seeking money. Some victims will certainly sue Penn State University (PSU) for condoning their abuse. The institution ultimately bears responsibility for on-campus crimes.

PSU administrators showed indifference to reports of abuse that Sandusky committed on campus. He was the golden child coach of 30 years who could do no wrong in their eyes. Sandusky had sponsors in powerful positions, not the least of whom was close friend head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno’s posthumous reputation is forever tarnished by his failure to hold his longtime ally to account for unforgivable acts against minors.

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Fox Business — Bully Adults in the Workplace: What to Do

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Barbara Mannino
Fox Business News
Feb 17, 2012

Adults who thought their days of dealing with bullies were left behind on the schoolyard better think again.

A 2011 CareerBuilder study shows that 27% of U.S. workers have felt bullied in the workplace with the majority not confronting or reporting the bully.

Workplace bullying is defined as repeated mistreatment of an individual employee by a person or group that takes the form of verbal abuse, behavior that is humiliating, threatening, intimidating or sabotages the targeted person’s work, according to the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI).

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Guest Blog: Avril Arizona

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Purified by Fire: Personal Growth after being targeted by Workplace Bullying and/or Academic Mobbing.

June 18, 2011 by “Avril Arizona”

The dry grass of a drought-stricken area. The thunderstorm with strikes of lightning. The dry forest explodes into a fiery inferno! All in its path will be consumed in the flames… Then after the fire, the charred remains of grass and vegetation…comes one little green vine with a little semi-budded flower. The new growth…The seeds of a new beginning! THE PHOENIX IS REBORN!

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Business Insight: Bullying thrives in the workplace, especially in a downturn

Monday, August 17th, 2009

by Dawn House, August 17, 2009
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Gary Namie, author of The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job, calls bullying one the business world’s dirtiest secrets.

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Avoid Repeating Workplaces with Bullies

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

We have two ways to avoid stumbling into one bullying workplace after another.

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New Book Edition Now Available

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The Bully At Work, 2nd edition
What you can do to stop the hurt and reclaim your dignity on the job
by Gary Namie, PhD & Ruth Namie, PhD

Bully At Work, 2nd ed

Completely rewritten

Order from this page for discount

Enjoy

If the prior edition of this book helped you when you were bullied at work, please write a comment below. Thanks,

GN & RN

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Unhelpful Co-Workers? Abilene Paradox

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Why Team Members Won’t or Can’t Help

Abilene Paradox

Jerry Harvey honored his Texas roots when he named this phenomenon. The group dynamic is perhaps the most relevant to understanding why bullies can be witnessed by so many people and still get away with it.

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