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AT WORK

In the work place

The work place can sadly become a breeding place for bullies. Sometimes they are promoted, sometimes they are moved to another department, and rarely are they fired. How does one report a bully? The same way that you would expect a young person to do. Tell someone. Tell your line manager, inform your union. Keep a record of all incidents. Record dates, and times of incident. Record names of witnesses. If you approach the bully always make sure you have a union member, supervisor or manager present.

Bullying has an impact on the whole working community. It doesn’t just affect the person or persons who are being bullied. If you are to frightened to report it, suggest your work place brings someone into do professional development. This can be an effective way to open up a dialogue and not put an individual under the spot light. Let’s be clear about what bullying looks like in the work place, to destroy the myth that bullying only happens among young people.

Bullying happens at work in Canada, in North America and sadly in the rest of the world.

CONFLICT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE – EMBRACE IT

BULLYING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROBLEM SOLVING – SEIZE THE MOMENT AND SPEAK OUT

Dr Valerie Mason-John Aka Queenie
The Bully Doctor