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Mobbed at a Government Agency
I worked for three years and some months at a Government Agency. I did outstandingly well for three of those years, getting great appraisals and three formal awards. I got along well with coworkers and management. In fact, I had letters and emails from management and coworkers stating I'd "gone above and beyond." I became a lead on a very important project and was receiving a lot of positive visibility at the executive level.
Suddenly all of that changed when I was moved to a new manager. It's a long story, but "Jane" had nothing but criticism for work other managers praised. Then she assaulted me, grabbing my arm as I left a meeting. When I complained, I suddenly found myself getting chased out of the agency by Jane's manager and other executives. They made baseless accusations against me, then tried to discipline me with a multi-day suspension. To make a long story short, it took legal intervention to clean up my good record. I was still forced to leave the agency.
It's been six months. I hope I'm not so severely disabled that I won't be able to go back to work, but I seem to have all the classic symptoms of PTSD.