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collectingrocks

A question for the workers amongst us...

If you are bullied or intimidated at work by your immediate supervisor/manager:

How do you cope?

Does your place of work have support systems in place to tackle such behaviour?

Have you ever stood up to your perpetrator?

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Ben

Always have an up to date CV - because you never know when you might want to upload it onto Indeed or Jobsite . You will strip the bully of their power as soon as you let go of the concept that your CURRENT job is the be all end all to your existence. 

My advice? Go above and beyond within your role. Then the SECOND your 'superior' steps out of line, you say "HR can keep this months pay for all I care. If you condescend  to me one more time I'm walking off the job" - this'll be sweeter if other potential employers have seen your CV online and are leaving you voicemails (yes, these job sites DO work.)

Always have the deck stacked in your favour. Not just for situations like these, but also for when companies announce cut backs. Don't wait to  be laid off, think ahead. 

 

*Side note, I'm not saying jack your job in. Just give yourself some power by creating the option. 

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collectingrocks

I am too old to jack my job in and there are no jobs in my specialist line of work at my grade - I've checked for a year. 

20 years ago I might have done but much of the job market is ageist. In my line of work, employers want young people at basic grade so they can stay on lower wages. There is also too much at stake for me to walk out, including the reputation I have built up over the years. 

And if I walk out (like others have done), the bully wins and picks his next target

No, I've had enough and I now have some courage to speak up and fight back

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