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What Every Target of Workplace Bullying Needs to Know

The Christmas Party

I trained DF when he started at the same insurance company as me. He was very confident and brash.

After a year of working there, he stopped speaking to me and began to make snide comments about me in front of the team. He questioned my ability to do my job, made fun of the what I wore and even how I ate. He also began spreading vicious rumours about me around the company at work and during various functions.

My health began to suffer and I was diagnosed with depression. I dreaded going to work and did everything I could to avoid him. My family were very worried about me.

During a meeting, he yelled at me to 'shut up' and afterwards I approached him about his behaviour and he told me to "f*** off". I put in the complaint to the department manager , who cautioned him about his behavior.

Two months later, at the office Christmas party, a colleague approached me to tell me something and DF took her by the arm and stopped her. Later that evening he performed a smutty sketch which falsely portrayed me as having an affair with a co-worker. I cried for three days straight and considering ending my life.

Fortunately, he moved to another department soon after.

Through the grace of God, I have forgiven him and I feel sorry for a human being who takes pleasure in tormenting another. I believe bullies like DF deserve pity.

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