What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

Forced To Quit

by Anonymous
(Denver, CO, USA)

I am highly skilled and have a strong work ethic. I accepted a job and was promised it was a friendly environment. Instead it was catty and cutthroat.

A colleague who found me to be a threat due to my experience and expertise began to undermine, demean and bully me every chance she got. In fact, others noticed it and told management. I also formally notified management and HR but nothing was done.

To my shock, excuses for made for the bully and she was promoted. I ultimately quit my job because my health was deteriorating and I cried on a daily basis.

I am free from further insult but now jobless so the bully won by putting me in financial straits.

It's appalling this goes on. As a kid I witnessed others being bullied and was the type to stand up for them.

We need laws to make bullying illegal. Nobody should suffer through this. It breaks my heart when I read about kids being bullied and I am going to see what I can do in my community to help.

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bullied no more
by: Anonymous

Im also educated, experienced, classy and profesdional, i had several bullies ganging up on me. Theu spoke English and anothet language. I didnt share I speak it too.

Managers made excuses for bullies as afraid lawsuits would ensue. I dealt with it 6months and was laid off.

Cried, was depressed, went to counseling, then read books and blogs on bullying, i will never tolerate that again. I stand up for myself and am confrontational, but in a work real, caution has to take place.

Im thankful im not catty, jealous, backstabbing and pathetic like them.

Am grateful after a year I survived verbal brutality.

Response To Workplace Bullying
by: Anonymous

This reminds me of when I worked in the justice system and was "the new girl" leftover from the term of another judge.

The girls would get together over lunch and discuss me because then I would be bombarded by campaigns of what I believed to be bullying, and now know is.

I am so sorry that a talented person like you was targeted. People tend not to want to get involved because it could affect them directly. But I am like you are now; I want to help others when they are being bullied.

They promoted your bully because it was easier to do that than appear to take sides which could put them in a lawsuit. Companies don't see the moral issue and unfairness; they are looking out for the dollars and cents which makes them appear to have no good old-fashioned sense.

My heart goes out to you. Don't give up. You will find a job in a better environment. I am so glad that you wrote on the site so that others know that they are not alone, and it isn't just them.

bullied at work
by: Anonymous

I, too, was bullied at work and was forced to quit. Luckily, I was close to retirement age...although I wanted to work until 70. I had enough money saved and my husband had done well in life that we decided before my health went to hell, that I needed to quit this job. I still have nightmares about how I was mistreated. I did end having an 'almost nervous breakdown' because of it. However, I did break out into shingles that stayed with me for three months. I tried to seek legal help, but it was useless. I didn't have a chance of anything against high powered huge corporation. I wish there was something for people like myself that could seek legal counsel. I am doing okay, I have found a hobby that pays for itself and that keeps me busy. So I am lucky in that respect, but not so lucky that I had to quit my job because a hand of people at my work place made it so unbearable to work there.

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