Questions tagged [bullying]

Questions relating to abusive / intimidating behaviour in the workplace

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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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Managers not accountable for their decisions [closed]

The team I am working on has a budget for training and they are spending by sending some people to a technical conference and others will simply attend courses for time management or communication. ...
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Should I fight a new manager or resign? [closed]

At my current workplace I have a new manager who is keen to micromanage, bully and undermine me. They set me so much work I have to leave work everyday at past midnight. Despite the fact I was ...
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dealing with bullying [closed]

ways to deal with bullying supervisor I have a sponsorship of an employer for Australia, I am from overseas. I started working in this Tech company for 1 year on a student visa, after this a ...
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How do I distance myself from a clique that's constantly mocking my colleagues?

There is a small group of people in the office who have formed a clique of sorts. They go out to eat together, constantly talk to or IM each other, have inside jokes, all sorts of fun stuff. When I ...
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Distinguishing between abbrasive managment style and bullying - when is it bullying? [closed]

I've been working for a large company that I got the job through by my school's co-op office. Sometimes my manager can be nice, but often times I feel like he’s mistreats me and acts in a way that is ...
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How to deal with a co-worker who “kisses up and kicks down?” [closed]

I have a problem with a co-worker who is a classic "workplace bully." This Wikipedia article defines his behavior perfectly: He "kisses up" to the bosses and "kicks down" to the rest of us. He has ...
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Boss stole my project [closed]

I am an IT professional at a non-profit. I enjoy the work I do, and as a person I enjoy taking on interesting and fulfilling projects. Our office building has a small back yard area that has gone ...
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Boss accuses me of not doing my job, calls my parents into a meeting [closed]

I work at the same company as my parents. My boss asked the director to call my parents into a meeting with me to discuss problems he has had with me for the last 2 years. My boss never documented ...
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How to deal with bullying at work when it has become the company culture? [closed]

I recently changed jobs (and even continent) and believe I'm now at liberty to asking this question. About two tears ago, I received a proposition from a former colleague (lets call him Albert) to ...
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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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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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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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Complex Interpersonal Situation Post-Resignment [closed]

I was volunteering for a non-profit for three years until I was asked to join the board a few months ago. The Exec. Director and I work very well together. The board comprises of his parents and a ...
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How to respond to manager's demand to remove CV from Job site?

My daughter is desperately unhappy with her employer and is looking for another job. Her CV is posted on several sites (like Monster) and today her line manager has told her that she has until 4pm to ...
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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 do I stop a rude co-worker from making aggressive/rude/embarrassing comments and keep my respect?

I am a manager with several direct reports. My manager also manages another team. One of his direct reports is continually rude to me in front of other employees. We have a work from home policy, and ...
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Fired or Not Fired [closed]

Two employees called into boss's office: "Illinois is an at will state, I can fire you for any reason, I tried to protect you, you snubbed me, now get out of my office." Employee attempted to say a ...
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Dealing with stubborn yet impressively skilled coworker [duplicate]

I occasionally collaborate with a colleague who is quite experienced and skilled professional. Though he is so stubborn and intolerant to almost everybody else despite his of her status, authority or ...
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How should I deal with bullying while looking for a new job?

I'm working as a (female) IT technician in a worldwide company (located in Central Europe, Austria). I've been here 1.5 years. I'm turning 21 this month, so it's my first job. The basic work is okay, ...
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How should I approach reporting a discriminating comments to my company?

My co-worker had really made very discriminating comments about me. My other co-workers find it too bad. But the situation was nobody including myself reacted against it. I want to send a this ...
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What are the protections and options provided for regarding abusive or unhealthy work places in the UK?

In the UK are there any laws or legal recourse surrounding someone being bullied in the workplace? I am asking on behalf of my partner who has been threatened by her line manager and often receives a ...
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Is lowering employee's self-esteem a practised management technique? [closed]

I'm wondering if consciously making employees doubt their abilities or value, is a technique that some managers actively practise. I can imagine that this might be a good technique in certain ...
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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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Being blocked from joining the main office [closed]

I work in a separate office, along with my manager, to the rest of our small company (total 6 employees). It is causing a number of issues including being left out of decision making, not being able ...
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After quiting my job, can an employer tell me I can't be friends with the family of a client? [closed]

I am in doubt if my former employer can really keeping me from staying in contact with a patient that I took care of when I worked for them. Both the patient family and myself really want to stay in ...
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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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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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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 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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