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Federal Government Employee Being Bullied

by Sparky
(Washington, DC)

I've been with the Feds for 14 years (including 4 years in the military). In my first 4 years with my current agency I received Sustained Superior Performance Wards TWICE. Coming out to the field office five years ago, it was clear from day one these folks didn't want me here.

Recently my boss has joined the mob of 15. My boss blames me for the issues I'm trying to deal with. When I first brought it to him, he did nothing! Over the last several years it has gotten so bad my depression, panic attacks, service connected disability and PTSD has taken over my life. I don't sleep. My wife and small child are victims. I have nowhere to turn.

I've spoken with an attorney who specializes in Fed Employment Law. She said I have nothing actionable. I cannot quit or find a another job. I NEED HELP!! I'm afraid to contact EEOC or my department. What should I do? Thinking of contacting the ACLU. I read somewhere that 35% of all employees are bullied.

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Federal governments bullies
by: Anonymous

MATE!!! GET OUT, TRANSFER BEFORE YOU GET TO A POINT WHERE THEY HAVE DRAINED YOU SO MUCH THAT YOU CAN'T WORK.
WHAT PIGS!!! NASTY PEOPLE YOU DO NOT NEED THIS, AND WHAT A STUPID COWARD ATTORNEY.
SORRY MATE, I HONESTLY FEEL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU
I KNOW NOTHING OF YOUR COUNTRYS LAWS I JUST KNOW YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR FAMILY IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN WORKING WITH A PACK OF THUGS DETERMINE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE A MISERY.
GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE.
DONT LET THUGS DO THIS TO YOU, YOU DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS.

US FED Employee/Not Aussie Employee
by: Sparky

Morning, Thank you for your comments. I'm a US Gov't Fed Employee, not with the Aussie Gov't. It's funny, the State of Queensland (In Australia) is the only state to out law Bullying/Mobbing. It will spread in Australia and eventually our own US Federal Gov't will have to step in to help those bullied. Yes, I need to get out.

I'm with the feds too
by: Anonymous

I have been with the federal government for 1.5 years. All was well until my lead, who was flirting with me, asked me on a date and I turned him down. Up until that point he told me my work was great and wrote letters of recommendation. (Which I kept.)

After I turned him down, he became antagonistic and started criticizing my work. I went to management and they intervened. My branch chief said I should have come to him sooner so they could nip it in the bud. Now things have gotten so bad my lead is actually defaming my work to other organizations. (I have the emails) In fact, it looks like my project is not going to succeed because of him; he actually has been stirring up the test organization with false accusations and they are now saying my project is in the red. I would sue him but lawsuits are very pricey things.

I cannot believe this is happening; for the first time in my 30 year career, I am staring a bad appraisal in the face.

At first the union sided with me, but now they refuse to help me out.

Management doesn't care, and he just acts like a crazy person who is allowed to do whatever he pleases. I guess I'm going to have to walk away from this job.

I never experienced anything like this in the private sector.

Dept. of Energy bully
by: Anonymous

I'm glad and sad to hear others are being bullied. I too have had major kudo's from work. I recently changed to carpentry where I met the employee from hell. Since day one it has been horrible, like the others who have written I have experienced lack of sleep and high anxiety. My boss talked to the employee who just changed his tactics. Now my boss wants me to shut up, or should I say man up. This same guy just got his third DUI and is still driving. He tells the crew he pleaded the 5th and wasn't required to take the breathalizer or give blood. He has a relative who is an attorney and believes he will escape his latest blunder. After I wrote the first letter to my boss, they left that guy as my supervisor. You can imagine how bad the went...I don't know what to do, maybe I should go public with this?? Management has failed me so badly.

Fed Govt - Mobbing and Sexual Harassment Grounds
by: Anonymous

I was, also, bullied, sexually harassed, stalked and endured a hostile working environment. I was told by the harassers I was sensitive and they continued with the hostile work environment and sexual harassment. My supervisor was illegally manipulating information in computer with the coworker which should have been training me, but took out time to sexually harassing me. I told her what she was doing was wrong and she proceeded to dump her work and her supervisor's work on me. My sexual harasser was given a green light to continue on, since this person was the boss' friend. I went up the chain of command only to be given an extremely dishonest reprimand including being reprimanded for turning the sexual harasser in. I couldn't take it any longer. I left, filed a lawsuit, couldn't get unemployment (due to the pack of lies this supervisor spun) and I am now being blacklisted by the agency with the blessing of the management, and I am still being stalked by the sexual harasser with witnesses and pictures for evidence. Do you have any thoughts how I can get around this supervisor, since I worked there for years? This whole agency is corrupt. They are trying to paint me as unstable, when it is the group of them which are dysfunctional and unstable.

Fed's Lie
by: Anonymous

So sorry for your situation and I completely understand. My ex-sup was vindictive and is trying to ruin my life.

If you can retire, I'd take that and move on somewhere peaceful. Peace has more intrinsic value than stress.

vet working for Asheville
by: Anonymous

I was bullied the first day I hit the floor ...I had a nurse stick her finger in my face and scream at me...about the 3th time I asked her firmly and straight forward to get the h out of my 3 feet of space or I was gonna stomp her, after 8 months of lies and being bullied and me being counseled...finally she let the floor now I have this Rn in my face over everything I do..I am a nurse too...I get letters of appraisel as well as flowers from the family , cards I have been a nurse for 19 yrs, she inactivated her lic for 21 yrs and has only been on the floor for 4 yrs....I refuse to speak to her socially but I am polite but curt about work information. And I'm the one that's in trouble cause as she puts it " I won't talk to her" I dred going to work! All the vets get picked on by management esp. and they are not vets.

Federal Workplace Bullying
by: Anonymous

I have worked for the Federal Government for 5 years. In the last three, I have watched a friend fight all levels of management to keep from being harassed. From his direct supervisor, all the way to the shop superintendent. All because defended himself when he got his first written reprimand in his 10+ years here. Then he made the mistake of filing an EEO complaint against his harasser. It's just been one write up and suspension after another, and his union is a joke. He wrote to OSC, then Merit Staffing. OSC at least replied and directed him to Merit Staffing. That was in February and he has heard nothing. The biggest problem is that I keep hearing "move on and get another job". Why should anyone have to get another job to please the sick attacks of simple-minded power-hungry jerks? Why should the victim become a victim twice? The "get another job" answer is just plain wrong. It gives them more power to keep doing it to others.

IM STANDING MY GROUND!
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I WORK FOR THE IRS AND MY MANAGER HAS BULLIED ME FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS! IT ALL BEGAN WHEN SHE WAS NEWLY INSTALLED AS A MANAGER IN OUR UNIT. SHE WALKED IN HATING MANY. SHE DEMANDED MY PASSWORD AND DID WHO KNOWS WHAT. WHEN I APPROACHED HER SHE THREATENED WRITING ME UP! SO SHE BEGAN TO BULLY ME AND SPREAD VICIOUS LIES ABOUT ME. UPPER MANAGEMENT JOINED HER EFFORTS AND TRIED TO FIRE ME. I FILED AN EEO CASE WHICH WAS SELECTED AND IS NOW IN JUDGES CHAMBERS. SHE AND HER BOSS WERE CAUGHT! NO ONE HAS TRIED TO STOP THE BULLY AND HER COHORTS. I LOST MY HOME,HEALTH AND FAMILY. THEY STILL BULLY ME, LIE ABOUT ME,TRY TO TRAP ME LEGALLY, AND POISON ME. THEY SLASHED MY TIRES AT WORK AND NO ONE CARES AT WORK! NOR THE LAW! ITS REALLY BAD OVER HERE. PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING AND I SEE IT. ITS THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE.

I WILL STAND MY GROUND TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE SUFFERING WORSE THAN ME. I AM NOT ALONE FOR GOD IS WITH ME. :)

Civilian Fed Contractor Being Raped, Tortured, Lied About
by: Anonymous

God help them when they face Judgment and their deaths. Only Jesus could withstand these things and see his role in God's work.

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