What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

Workplace Bullying of CPA

I am so grateful for this website as it gives me some peace in knowing I'm not the only one going through this. I am now at a second job with 2 women bullying me. My family and friends do not understand. I am very humble, but seriously am not fat or ugly and always do excellent work and am a well liked person till these bullies turn people against me and it has to be based off of lies and rumors.

I am a single mom of 2 boys, one now in college, and have no one to fall back on, no husband or significant other or parents. Getting bullied out of a job is devastating for me especially when I went to college and got my CPA. I am so scared it is now happening at my next job after I was forced to resign from bullying at my last job. There is a definite connection to someone from my small town to this other small town as they let me know things that happen to me in my town, etc. that they would not know unless someone here was telling them.

So, the bullies from my last job got a hold of the bullies in my new job and I am now going to lose this job as a CPA and what am I going to do? I feel so helpless. These bullies take everything away from me and don't stop and this job will be next. Do I go from a CPA to welfare because I do a great job at work and don't do anything wrong to anyone? This is so unfair. I'm ready to give up on life all together.


Being Bullied at Work? What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

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to bullied CPA
by: Anonymous

Correct you are CPA, you are not alone. Many good folk like yourself feel bullied or harassed or intimidated because of (ironically), their hard work to overcome 'their weakness' and become knowledgeable and experienced so as to find work that serves good for other.

Don't dwell on your past see; you are doing a new thing; making a new life for yourself. Live in the now and don't look back. In biblical terms: Lot's wife turned to a pillar of salt for looking back. Speak good of yourself and others and others will love you. To the one who appears to know of something of your past, 'shrug it off' with casual smile that it means nothing to you. (it's possible this one is looking for your achilles heel; vulnerable spot; that which makes you wince or tremble) Be in truth. I had a person with title to my subordinate status; come to my desk to say: "hi Missy, how are you?" I do have a shy demeanor and a young looking face. I ignored 2x and then spoke: "my name is...." She got defensive (the defensive she would have got if I had gotten mad at such an obviously offensive judgment of my adult status.) I walked away. Folks look for our vulnerbilities and once found watch out.

Don't show vulnerability. Be bigger. Rise above the words and turn the tables quick. Laugh about it; yes...aren't we all 'dumb' sometimes...now you, I'm so impressed with how well you ........; show them you notice their activities, in the positive. You helped so and so with that problem last week, take on extra work for the team, you bla bla / keep it positive. If they see you know of them...in the positive; what person is going to sabatage 'a friend' to their working?

And you do have support. Join an alumni organization, or bowling team, be more than a CPA. If you have a church; get involved in other than accounting, teach sunday school (raising up new good folk) have a hobby at home that makes you feel good. See good, do good and good will flow to you. Don't bite the bait of those who want to pull you down. Give them positives to their gossipy negatives but DON'T criticize them.

Bullying at CPA firms
by: Anonymous

I really feel badly for you. If it's any consolation, while I am not a CPA myself, I have worked at several CPA firms and the last two I worked at were rampant with bullying. I don't know what is going on, because I never experienced anything as bad as this before the economy started to get really bad (around the time of 9/11). I also am a woman who was bullied by one woman supervisor at the job I had before my last job and then two woman bosses bullied me at my last job. All of them were around my age or a bit older than me. All I can say is you're not alone.

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