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Mobbed at Hospital
I worked in a hospital and I recently lost my job of ten years due to mobbing. I always got to work on time, did my work independently and always was willing to help co-workers if they needed it. My reviews were very good or above, until the last two years I was there.
A new grad was hired during this time, and I observed her brown-nosing my boss. Eventually, whenever there was a vacancy at work, one of her classmates would be hired right away, hence the group of people mobbing.
The ringleader is extremely adept to bullying my ex-boss into getting her way. A former co-worker and others in the department would pull me aside to tell me what was being said. Well meaning co-workers and friends were advising me not to "give them any reason to go to my boss about me." But I was being reprimanded for anything and everything. Boss-lady would then encourage members of the mob to come to her and tell her about anything and everything I would do "wrong." ( So in other words, I had five supervisors instead of one.)
These minions were going to my boss about the most menial things, and, in fact, one of them would make weekly lists of things I would supposedly do wrong. I was so humiliated. Every one of these things were everyday occurrences that EVERYONE did. I tried to defend myself by explaining to my boss that these were things that all of us did, but either she would blow me off or did nothing to these people.
I kept on getting written up for everything. Nothing I did was ever right, and eventually I was fired. Later, I was told, that not an hour went by from the moment I left the department, my ex-boss, in front of everybody, was calling one of the bully's friends that she got my former full-time position. (Yes, they got me out to get her in.)
I'm still feeling very nervous and anxious at the thought of getting another job, hence getting into another bad situation. If I need to, I'll take more time off until I feel able to go back to work. (Unemployment Insurance and my savings are making ends meet now.)
This experience has taken a toll on me physically, psychologically and emotionally. My self esteem and professional credibility has been affected and it'll take me a long time to build it back up. I would really like to take legal action, however, I work in a VERY small realm and word would get out about me being a "troublemaker". Getting a job then would be impossible for me.