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Let’s Talk with Kalola: Bullied to tears

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Dear Kalola,

I was a victim of bullying in more than one of my jobs.  Always being scheduled the same times with my bully.  The boss bully made sure of it in both cases.  Does it wear you down?  Yes.  My co-workers would say one thing to my face and then quite another to my boss.  I would try to deal with it by sometimes becoming quiet during my shifts, while trying not to cry.  My work schedules were very demanding and arduous.  By the time I was near the end of my last job, I was completely overwhelmed.

Physically,spiritually and emotionally, I was a wreck.  Crying at the drop of a hat and no one was supporting me.  I knew that if I took management on, it would turn uglier for me.  I found out much later, if I had gone to the labour board, it would have to be in a certain time period.  I knew the boss had kept a special file for me and had plenty of facts to make, him/her alone, look good.  I am a year and a bit until my retirement. I would love to have a new employ, but will absolutely not allow myself to be bullied again.  I’ll walk away first.  Self preservation.

If you have some assistance in getting help in your situation, do it and make sure you have positive support.  I just didn’t know where to turn.  There’s nothing good in feeling like you are trapped in a circumstance which is not healthy.

I pray and wish the best for all of you.  Persist and press on and remember, you are not alone.

Cynthia


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Free Lance-Star: Bullies can make a workplace toxic

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

By Lynne Richardson, The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA, May 11, 2014

When I was growing up, we saw bullying in elementary schools and on playgrounds.

The bully was generally the biggest boy in the classroom and he picked on “weaker” boys and girls, making rude and ugly comments about those being bullied and acting in a threatening manner toward them. Teachers tried to protect the children in their classes, but they could not be everywhere.

One of our family’s favorite Christmas movies is “A Christmas Story.” If you know the movie, you might remember that Ralphie was bullied, but ultimately fought back after school one day. As children, I think we all cheered (at least silently) when we saw people standing up to bullies, but it did not happen often.

Bullying in the workplace is a topic we are hearing more about today. There are countless employees being bullied daily by supervisors and peers. I have even seen it in the hallowed halls of academia! Perhaps you have been bullied and not even known to give this name to the behaviors. Bullies are both men and women.

As I am certainly not an expert on bullying and what to do when bullying creates a hostile work environment, I reached out to attorney Randy Sparks of the Richmond law firm Kaufman & Canoles. Randy specializes in employment law—bullying is something he knows a bit about. I asked him to share some thoughts on bullying in the workplace. His comments follow.
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Workplace Bullying: Race, Ideology, and the U.S. Bullying Experience

Monday, May 12th, 2014

RACE AND THE BULLYING EXPERIENCE in 2014

Below are the percentages within each ethnic group that had been bullied, witnessed it and the combined percentage to represent those “affected” by bullying.


The overall percentage of those affected was 47.7%. All three non-White groups had much higher rates than the U.S. percentage. Hispanics were the highest; African-Americans were second. Non-White respondents are considered to be members of legally protected status groups. Employers have to comply with state and federal anti-discrimination laws. That is, when they endure harassment, they would be eligible to demand protection from their employers in most situations.
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WBI Workplace Bullying Webinar: For Family & Friends

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This video teaches the people closest to bullied targets what their loved one is going through, that there is little you can do by yourself to stop it, why the assaults consume and contaminate quality time with family, what behaviors to expect from you as time passes with no resolution, and the best things they can do for themselves and for you to approach normalcy again.


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Murfreesboro Post: Workplace bullying unfortunately all to common

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

By Gina Logue, Post Columnist
Murfreesboro Post
March 16, 2014

It has become a truism of this recession that workers who are stuck in jobs where they are not paid enough, mistreated, overworked or just plain bored have few options in today’s tight job market.

If people have had it up to their chins with all the crap dished out on them at work, they might be in a financial position to retire earlier or live in a house with only one working spouse if Obamacare can handle their health insurance needs. They might even be in a position to find a better job, or, at least, to take more time trying to find one.

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Last week to crowd-fund 2014 WBI U.S. Survey

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Please contribute to the WBI Indiegogo campaign to fund our national 2014 U.S. Workplace Bullying Survey.

Give a voice to the millions of bullied targets and invigorate the campaign to end workplace bullying with your gift.

On Jan. 6, we hit 140% of our goal!!!!

Campaign ends on Jan. 12.

Can you help with a donation as low as $5 to make a difference? Perks available for donations of at least $50.

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WBI on Vancouver, BC radio: Workplace bullying

Monday, August 12th, 2013

On Thursday Aug. 8, Dr. Gary Namie, Director, Workplace Bullying Institute was interviewed by Mike Smyth, guest host for the Bill Good show, CKNW-AM, Vancouver, BC. Here is the audio of the half-hour show.

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Workplace Bullying Institute joins San Francisco LaborFest 2013

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

San Francisco LaborFest 2013
Workplace Bullying, Health and Safety

Saturday July 27 11:00 – 4:00 PM (Free)
ILWU Local 34 Hall
801 2nd St. next to AT&T Stadium, San Francisco

Registration Requested: Call 415-282-1908 or e-mail to laborfest@laborfest.net

Presenters:
Dr. Gary Namie, Director, WBI
Carrie Clark, California Healthy Workplace Advocates
Greg Sorozan, Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates, NAGE-SEIU Natl VP
Stacie Plummer, City Of Richmond Library Worker
IFPTE Local 21 Steward
Brenda Barros, SEIU Local 1021 San Francisco General Hospital
Dr. Derek Kerr, SF General Hospital whistleblower
Dr. Larry Rose, former Director of the Cal Osha Medical Unit
Kathleen Carroll, attorney

Sponsors: Stop Workplace Bullying Group SWBG
Injured Workers National Network, IWNN
Grupo Presente
California Healthy Workplace Advocates

For information contact IWNN at (415) 282-1908.

There will be live streaming of this event on the internet. Watch this blog for details.

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Mother Nature Network: 1 in 3 Workers Victim of Workplace Bullying

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Bullying isn’t just a problem for middle school and high school students; bullying behavior continues into adulthood and is a concern in the workplace.

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby

Bullying is a major problem in schools across the country but if you thought that bullying ended once school ended, think again. Bullying behavior continues after adolescence and into adulthood, and workplace bullying is equally concerning. While there are many programs available to help educators stop bullying in schools, there are few resources available to businesses. However, the increased awareness of workplace bullying is helping bring about change as states are beginning to look at anti-bullying laws as a way to curb the issue.

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Counseling Today article featuring Jessi Eden Brown

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Here is an excerpt of the Counseling Today article by Lynne Shallcross entitled Grown-up bullying. WBI coach Jessi Eden Brown, MS, LMHC, contributed to the section about bullying in the workplace:


Unfortunately, graduating from college still doesn’t guarantee an end to bullying. A 2010 survey commissioned by the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI) found that 35 percent of the U.S. workforce — an estimated 53.5 million Americans — report being bullied at work. An additional 15 percent said they had witnessed co-workers being bullied.

These statistics are all too familiar to Jessi Eden Brown, who serves as WBI’s administrator and also runs a private counseling practice in the Seattle area. About half of her clients deal with issues related to workplace bullying.

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