A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog about workplace bullying. That blog got a large response, leading me to believe that this is a problem shared by many people. A TechRepublic member recently wrote to me saying it would be interesting to get the stats of something like that. I decided to conduct a poll of our audience to see who has actually had to leave a job due to bullying, whether it be from a co-worker or boss. Please take a second to take this poll.
Poll: Have you been a victim of workplace bullying?
Takeaway: Have you ever left a job because you were being bullied in some way by a co-worker or boss?
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The boss was an arrogant micro managing ass. This was the first time that the stress of being around someone ever manifested itself physically, I literally left work everyday in pain.
Yes, and no
When told that I should stay home and have babies, I reminded the person who said that about his personal life growing up that he didn't want everyone to know about, and that turn about was fair play.
When told that I was too stupid to be in IT, and that I didn't belong there, I quietly studied for my MCP, and took great joy in coming in after I passed the test, and showing my friends my cert. I then snottily asked the guy who told me I was too stupid, how many times he had taken the test and failed. When he said "three", I said, "Huh, I passed it with 90% on my first try. Maybe you're too stupid to work in IT."
Sometimes, you just have to pull on your big girl panties and take care of the problem. Think of the bully as a wild carnivore, and you're a nice, tender looking bit of prey. If you stand your ground you can usually scare off the carnivore, but if you turn tail and run, they'll hamstring you every time.
only job i ever quit the first day...
It is difficult to bully an IT guy
Best advice, record each incident and e-mails etc, politely inform the bully in an e-mail to him/her, CC to HR, that if it continues, you will take legal action 'outside' of the Company. See how quickly the organisation gets on board!
Best of luck to the bullied, you can beat it, bullies, be assured that what goes around comes around!!
bullying on the job
I have also learned if you give the bullies enough rope, they will hang themselves. I did not have to do anything to get back at them, they did it all to themselves.
And most of all, the best defense is always the truth.
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