Forced To Quit
(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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