I have been a victim of workplace bullying for over 4 years. My supervisor goes to people and tells them I am rude and anti-social. He did this to me on my 2nd week of starting and told me a colleague who is now one of my best mates in the company was a "bad communicator". I myself think this is ridiculous and my friends and family do too.
Because he has been with the company for 20+ years and is charming and well liked, he is believed and he has destroyed my reputation through lies.
What I want to know is, can I use my other non-verbal interactions with colleagues (i.e. skype messages and email) to show I am not this monster they think I am? I mean when I approach someone face to face I always say hi or hello and talk to them with respect.
I work for an automotive company (a major one) and I'm a development technician. It all started when I overheard him and another one of the bullies slagging me off calling me a fat c**t and from what it sounded like they were in cahoots to get me fired. I reported this to mine and his supervisor at the time which basically said he didn't believe me and that he wouldnt say something like that (I have it on recording). From here on I was systematically mobbed, I had snot wiped on my paperwork, dead flies put in my coffee cup, constant stares and laughing & criticised for the smallest things.
So I'm basically known as a troublemaker for standing up for myself. My union rep told me I was being mobbed which I looked up and according to the 5 stages I'm at stage 4 very close to stage 5. I have many recordings of peoples lies and bulls**t for my own sanity.
Why I have let this go on for 4 years is (1) I enjoy the job (2) It pays well and (3) I don't give in to bullies. I have a recording of the main bully saying I am doing a good job and deserve promotion in April 2019 and behind my back he says I'm incompetent, stupid and shouldnt be here.