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You should be searching for a new job and get out ASAP. This is not my default answer for workplace bullying; usually I would say something like "go to your manager" or "go to their manager", or, of course, "go to HR". The problem is, this person is HR, and HR is the most important person at the company, in that they have complete control over you. They ...


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Email your boss and ask for a formal written rules document on office coffee cup disposal policies. CC the HR person, and say that you don't want to upset anyone with your coffee cup usage anymore. make sure you sound like you are doing this for the good of the company and you are genuinely sorry for breaking company rules. No one at a small/mid sized ...


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If HR is bullying you, you should absolutely not be thinking about leaving. What you should think is "f*** them, bloody idiots". I worked at one place where rumourwise no woman looking better than the female HR manager had any chance of getting a job. Since she is picking on woman younger than her, jealousy is absolutely a possibility, one that you should ...


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This is one of those 'how do I get someone to have a different personality' questions that we regullarly get on here. unfortunately there isn't usually an easy way. The bully has a pattern of behaviour and protection from management, unless she is aware of her fault and wants to change, it will be difficult to stop this. Bullies usually require ...


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The simplest approach is to completely ignore, not even an eye roll, anything that can be ignored. If you get an inappropriate e-mail, file it, with notes on the circumstances, but otherwise act as though you never got it. If she does something that cannot reasonably be ignored, discuss with your boss. You can frame it as asking how to deal with the issue.


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Werent you raised to clean up after yourself? For the record, if I'm working alone very late at night and if the dishwasher is already running, I will continue to leave my mug in the sink until I can get to it before 8 am the next day. If that's a problem for you, there is no need to insult me, nor is there is any need to insult my parents, you can just ...


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