by Anonymous in NJ
Yes; bullying is bad. Another reason it might be occuring is because of too many hours in day and not enough work for all in those hours. The one's who 'worry' over having enough; bully us 'good folk' hired to also do. (and yes; it is possible that a business hires when the good times are for the tax deduction an employee is) They put more folk on the floor than there is work; and bring anxiety to those there many years. (it also means less overtime)
So; is it possible that this is why 'the old tenured employees look unfavorably on the happy new comer?' I never thought about it, but it's possible. When the slowing of economy comes, the tenured know someone is going out. (and does it worry them that they make the larger salary and the new one less? probably) So; perhaps they leave the new out of info, try to trip us up, antagonize and aggravate in the hope we point and complain.
Now; we know here in America; the economic conditions are bad (reasons I won't get into) But, the new normal is now part time labor at 20 hours a week. It means that working 4 hour days 5 days a week; there will not be enough time for a bully to get revved up. Just enough hours to get done by both what has to be done and OUT THE DOOR and safe. (til tomorrow) Also contract labor is in. With contract; one must be kept. (security) And we know if the employer puts us on contract; they do want us. Know more at will employment.
It's not good to have only 20 hours but then again, maybe it's not so bad. See the positives.
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