Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Workplace Bullying: How do you handle it?

Today at The TakeAway the topic is, among other things, workplace bullying. Please visit the site and leave a comment about your experience. Here's what they want to know:

School bullying has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, but what about bullying at the workplace? According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, almost half of all American workers have either suffered workplace bullying themselves or been vicariously distressed by witnessing it. Nine states (including Illinois, New York, and Utah) have recently tried to make workplace bullying a crime, but there are still no federal laws in place to protect workers against bullying. Tomorrow, we're exploring the topic of workplace bullying, and want to knowHave you been bullied at work? If so, how did you handle it?
Do we as adult targets handle our bullying any differently than kids? Is the emotional toll the same, worse, more tolerable because we are older? These are things people need to understand. Bullying is a K-12 problem in most people's eyes, but we know it continues on into the workforce. What are the similarities and differences, in your opinion? 

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