Questions tagged [bullying]

Questions relating to abusive / intimidating behaviour in the workplace

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How can I deal with an abusive manager who publicly belittles me?

I joined my job as an entry level programmer and my manager at the time agreed with me that I could attend college to increase my programming abilities. This would happen whilst working for him and ...
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How to deal with a sneaky competitive colleague? [closed]

As a member of a small team of six communication professionals, I value working independently while being a strong team player. I enjoy training colleagues and in particular mentoring younger team ...
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What are the pros and cons of escalating a personnel conflict issue to HR?

I work in a field where my work must be reviewed by a more senior colleague. This colleague is not my direct line-manager. On a number of occasions he has questioned my ability, and that of another ...
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1answer
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Colleague keeps trying to set me up to fail and discredit me

I have been working at my company for around 9 months. It is small place and I am having problems with a woman I work with. I was brought in with a couple of other people to drastically expand the ...
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15answers
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Senior architect lashing out when junior developer asks questions. What to do?

I'm a female developer and I've been working at my current employer for 4 months. I’m new to the technology and to the business domain. I basically don’t know much about anything. I am working on the ...
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7answers
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How to deal with a colleague who mocks me

A member of the team I work with is a guy who considers himself "super-smart". He makes snide remarks to me for no specific reason. I have not previously had any such problems with others, so I can't ...
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Senior colleague mocking voice and accent [closed]

I have been working in the US for over 10 years. My accent isn't thick anymore and people don't have a hard time understanding me. My level of English is fluent at this point. In all my jobs, I feel ...
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6answers
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How to respond when a senior manager uses pressure to prioritize his stuff?

My orders come through a somewhat matrix-style command structure. I report to one technical line manager, who decides and defines how things should be done from a technical point of view, but also ...
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3answers
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Dealing with verbal abuse from technical project manager [closed]

I joined this company a month ago in China as a software development intern, having worked at two previous internships prior (in the US). I am having issues working with my technical project manager ...
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12answers
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Coworkers constantly make fun of my buying habits

I work in a small startup of 10 people in a house converted to an office that's spread across 3 floors. I am friendly with all coworkers including people from another startup that's sharing the space. ...
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4answers
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Falsely accused by two people turning a heated argument saying I was aggressive

For the past 3 yrs I have been goaded and harassed on a daily basis by two managers, even though I've been there 14 yrs. I bit their bait and had a row with them but I didn't swear or use bad ...
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How to deal with a rude and bully Boss? [closed]

I work as a software engineer on contract basis for a big IT company in London. Couple of months back our team manager got changed. Our new manager is very rude and impolite. Her reputation as being ...
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How to deal with a team member who keeps making mild belittling insults in front of everyone? [duplicate]

If I bring it up openly it sounds too trivial. If I don't bring it up then slowly it's going to burn me out. This guy is really good at his work technically, but behavior-wise he's an a**. For ...
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3answers
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Stop engineer from planning “bully projects”

I work for a enginering company where a few senior engineers got into a large fight that caused a lot of concern. The more senior engineer "stone walled" the not as senior engineer apparently, and the ...
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1answer
851 views

How to communicate when I feel attacked by superiors' aggressive tone and impolite/foul language? [duplicate]

I have a superior who, unlike all my other managers, doesn't communicate his requests/positions/arguments in a matter-of-fact professional tone, but always adds aggressive emotions and comments, even ...
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Office violence [closed]

A friend of mine, Manos, was working in Greece as a junior civil engineer, in a small office of 10 people give or take. In four months as a fledgling there, with almost no support, he struggled to ...