Read the letters and Kalola's written responses here.

Let's have a casual conversation to openly express ideas, experiences, and feelings about workplace bullying. We hope individuals who are currently bullied (or bullied in the past) will share their stories, so others can learn from them. To submit your story, please follow the guidelines below.

  • Keep to the main facts as space is limited.
  • What is/was your job title? How long have you worked/did you work in that position?
  • When did this happen?
  • How were you mistreated? Please describe.
  • Did your job duties change? Please explain.
  • Who bullied you? Supervisor/Manager? Co-worker? More than one person?
  • Did your co-workers treat you differently? How?
  • Did you follow the chain of command to complain? If you complained, what happened?
  • Has your physical and/or mental health been affected? Please describe. Did you get help?
  • Has your workplace issues affected you outside of work (i.e., with family, friends, etc.)?
  • If still in your bullying situation, do you have a plan to get out of it?
  • Looking back, would you have done anything differently?
  • If you lost your job due to workplace bullying, how long did it take to find another job? And, how are you doing now?
  • Do you have any ideas or suggestions that might help other bullied workers?
  • Anything else that you would like to share?
  • Threats to do harm to yourself or others will immediately be reported to authorities, and will not be posted.

Story submissions may or may not be printed and will be randomly selected for posting by WBI staff. All submissions subject to moderation.

Please adhere to the following rules:

  • For readability, please double space between paragraphs.
  • Please use proper language/punctuation. Try to avoid using Internet slang or abbreviations.
  • Don't write in all caps, or toggle between caps and normal text.
  • Don't include any identifying information. If included, it will be altered to preserve anonymity, or removed completely.
  • Do not use inappropriate language.
  • No trolling or flaming. This is a site for those looking to help, not hurt.
  • No HTML/code, links/references to outside products or services.

NOTE: WBI does not give legal advice. No psychological advice will be given. Practical, take it or leave it, responses may be given. WBI will not be responsible for any actions that you choose to take on the job, or subsequent to the job — your actions are solely your own. If you require personal advice about the specifics of your situation, contact the WBI Coach, Jessi Eden Brown, for a private, confidential telephone session.

If you are considering harming yourself or need immediate assistance please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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10,000 character limit. Detail is fine, but please try to stick to the main facts.

By checking this box, I authorize WBI to use my story for any and all purposes deemed fit by WBI, including the sharing of testimonial information in brochures, publications, websites, marketing materials, and electronic communications. I understand that if my story is used in any of these ways, WBI will not disclose personally identifying information about me. Before submitting your story, please be aware that WBI staff will report any threats to harm yourself or others to the proper authorities.

Kalola's Bio

Kalola has an M.A. in Counseling (specialty: job, career counseling) and is a member of the American Counseling Association. She is a longtime volunteer for the Healthy Workplace Bill Legislative Campaign. Kalola's firsthand experience with bullying and her public service work in government and higher education give her a learned perspective on the practical solutions to workplace bullying.


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