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I've just downloaded the E-book and hoping it will help because I am at the end of my rope.
I work for a female boss who is French. I understand that being a woman in a male dominated environment may be difficult. I understand that being of a different culture may make it hard to fit into a different environment. Where I work however is extremely multicultural and we now have several other French people in the department now who are new to Australia who have no problem being civil.
I undergo on a daily basis my boss yelling, screaming, throwing things, belittling me (and others) and people coming to me who are also suffering because of her. She is very clever though and only does it to certain people. People who are in authority see a different persona. I am not sure if this is bullying per se because she is horrible to a lot of people. Not just me. I am the one who works the closest to her however so I cop it the most.
I have applied for several jobs but the competition is fierce.
I have reported it to HR but HR are puppets of management and they do nothing. They would prefer that I just leave I am sure. I've been doing my job in many organisations for 30 years and have always had a good rapport with my bosses (all have been very high CEO level or senior executive).
I have lost my confidence, my health is failing. Now I am suffering depression and just started antidepressants.
I have cut most of my friends off and have just cut off my sister. She has her own issues and I just can't cope with anything else at the moment. I recently broke up with my boyfriend because I just don't want to go out or have a physical relationship. The first thing I do is drink as soon as I get home to try and numb myself from this nightmare.
How on earth it has got to this point I will never know.