Speaking Up After Almost 6 Years Of Abuse
After almost 6 years of abuse I spoke up! It was like I couldn't stop once I started. I actually don't care if they fire me - I wanted it - enough is enough - a human being cannot take being beaten for years and years and not have it affect them in every way. I work for a totally dysfunctional company - everything they do is wrong, unethical and just plain stupid. I have tried everything to solve the situation and make the company grow and make profit. But those who do nothing are rewarded while those who work are punished. The bully is a liar, cheat and thief and has pet employees that kiss the bosses behind but do no work - yet the boss loves them. It is an insane situation. Bullies are sociopathes - they have no conscience and do not think like normal people do - but are smart enough to get away with bullying.
Note from Anton: In many workplaces fighting back directly against the bullies and going to management could, as you mentioned, get you fired. Before you go too far down that road, and for others who find themselves in a similar situation, there are other approaches and things you should know. Why walk into an ambush if you don't have to? It's exactly what the bullies would want you to do. What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know