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My mum told me to stand up to bullies. So I did, and got wedgied every day for a month. I hated my boss.

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(, Wed 13 May 2009, 12:27)
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Most of the stories this week...
...refer to bullying when we were kids / at school.
There's a lot of workplace bullying out there too. I lost someone very close to me recently due to extreme workplace bullying. He carbon-monoxided himself in his car (no, not a Honda Accord).
He couldn't handle it anymore and left behind a wife and daughter and a lot of grieving relatives and friends.
The bully knew he was suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and still persisted in bullying him.
What happened to the bully? Sweet FA.
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 16:47, 6 replies)
That sucks arse fella.
Not your previously-mentioned boss, I hope.
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 17:26, closed)
Why doesn't someone find out where this boss drinks
and confront him about it in the pub, in front of his mates? That's not even really bullying, just being extra verbose with the truth - but it would fuck his life forever.
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 17:37, closed)
Hi guys...
...the relative concerned was an A&E/ED nurse and was having trouble dealing with a couple of particularly traumatic deaths involving children. The bully was a senior nurse who felt that my relative wasn't "tough enough" to be an emergency nurse and afforded him no consideration and a lot of harassment.
The problem is that as my relative is now deceased there is no one to formalise a complaint against the senior nurse - such are the guidelines of a government department.

I see similar bullying in my workplace - but it's often done under the pretense of "we're really concerned as to how you're going" with some snide, but carefully phrased, jibes thrown in.
Passive bullying I guess?
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 17:49, closed)
very pass/agg, which is really hard to fight back against
without looking like the instigator.

I'd still say this senior nurse needs to be torn apart in front of his (her?) mates. That sort of shit is unforgiveable.

Good luck.
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 20:51, closed)
The nursing profession are not very caring towards their own.
I left nursing because I couldn't stand the staff. I loved the patients, but all the hierarchy and bullshit that went on was just too much for me. I too have lost a family member through suicide. It's a tough situation to deal with, so my thoughts are with you and his family. The bullying nurse has no business being in the so called "caring profession."
(, Wed 20 May 2009, 20:27, closed)
...yeah, the so called caring professions seem to be the worst at looking after their own.
And the workplace support and counselling services that do exist have little credibility due to supposedly confidential information somehow working it's way back up to the ears of management.
Been through this myself recently and have lost all trust in the support system.
(, Thu 21 May 2009, 8:02, closed)

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