Have you ever been bullied at work?

@akangirl (2437)
India
January 28, 2009 5:51pm CST
For some, the daily "chore" of having to go into work to earn a living is a nightmare due to constant bullying by their boss or workmates. This may include being made to do trivial tasks, being shouted at, the butt of jokes and many other reasons including withholding promotion. This can make getting up in the morning to go to work unbearable and disrupt family life too.Have you ever been bullied? I was when i used to work as CA firm. My boss used to shout a lot and also they didn't raised my salary. I hated being there.I was so happy when i left it but now i don't want to go back to offline work but will have to.
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6 responses
• United States
29 Jan 09
Here in Florida, it is common practice for employers to bully their workers. They call you names, yell, swear, intimidate and threaten. It is common practice, and no one in the government here seems to think there is anything wrong with it. I am from NY and we do not tolerate that nonsense.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
I interned with the Miami Heat during the 15-67 season last year and despite the awful mentality about the team, the people were always good to me. Never had an issue!
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• United States
30 Jan 09
They say south Florida, is totally different than rural north Central Florida. Those that I know, that have come from south florida say it is like living in a whole different world. Because it is a right to work state, the rules are much different here than what I am accustomed to.
29 Jan 09
Bullying exists from school to the old folks home and should be tackled at the first sign. COmpanies have a responsibility to have a policy in place which allows employees to complain about the behaviour of others. It is a brave step to complain and I recommend that before doing so you should write a journal of events where possible with dates, times and details. Gather witnesses where possible and keep copies of memos and emails that are inappropriate. If the person bullying is investigated then you will have good evidence. Bullies get found out in the end so don't be afraid to blow the whistle on them.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Sometimes though it just makes it worse to finally say something. You fight back and then they pick on you even more. I have learned (sort of) to just keep my mouth shut and realize I work with a bunch of morons. At least I know I won't work there forever, while some of those people are lifers.
@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Jan 09
No, thank goodness. There was a manager who used to sit near me and one time I heard him chewing out a co-worker right where everybody could hear him. I'm glad I don't work for him!
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
17 Feb 09
Yes i have been bullied at work.During working days i was put under physical pressure.On saturday i had brainstorming sessions.I was put under mental pressure.I was also told once i won't get my salary.I was also told i will be removed from work and someone else would join my place.
• Malaysia
17 Feb 09
sometimes my boss likes to ask me to do trivial tasks too and there are times when he just dumps difficult tasks on me, things that he doesn't want to do and also asks me to do other people's job and i don't even get credit for that. he also treats me as if i'm his secretary or personal assistant. i hate it when he does that
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
29 Jan 09
My coworkers love to make fun of my glasses. As far as withholding promotions though, no one is getting a promotion so I think that's fairly equal. I do wish that I didn't have to wear glasses, but unfortunately I'm kind of stuck because the eye doctor says I can't get contacts yet since they're still under development.