What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

Where The "Circle" Began

by Mari
(Kansas)

I recently submitted a short description of my experience with workplace bullying in our family business. The fact that this takes place in a family run business is not only sad but in this setting it is a situation that follows me home and there is never any rest from the stress.

This actually began with my overbearing mother-in-law who despised my sister-in-law (the wife of her oldest son).

One of mother-in-law's friends lived in the house next door to my sister-in-law. They formed an alliance with each other to "keep an eye on" my sister-in-law. Also the husband of the "friend" next door was an employee at our business. This was back in the mid 70's.

The start of what I see now is blatant group stalking and workplace bullying that led to the end of my sister-in-laws life at the age of 37. No one sees this more clearly than I do. The fact is once my sister-in-law was out of the picture I became the target of the stalking and bullying.

I have been labeled as everything from paranoid to nut case. The fact is I have been the target since 1994 when my sister-in-law died from what was ruled a suicide.

The number of people who are willing to go along with such bullying behavior is staggering. No one can possibly know who all of the bullies are except for the targeted individual. Every new employee is a possible new recruit. Many play along just so they can keep their job. Some don't stay because they are scared of people who are so mean.

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Deplorable
by: Anonymous

The business I work for is also family owned, and are there problems, so I can empathize with you.
Your mother-in-law and her little groupies sound like vicious sociopaths. Your mother-in-law is definitely a bully, and her followers are too scared or weak to stand up to her or maybe even sociopaths themselves.
Her behavior is disgusting and deplorable. She sounds like the type of mother who believes no one is good enough for her babies, and she tries her best to scare others off so she alone can try and possess and control them. You need to confront your significant other, and if nothing is done, you need to get out NOW, or you will be their next victim.

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