For real…it DOES happen! We usually relate bullying to young kids in school, but I’ve seen it here, at my work more than I would like to admit. It’s not right…whether you are an adult or a young person.
At the workplace is a hard one to figure out though. Here you have grown adults who should “know better” yet I see it happening. At first it might be excused as “boy, they sure are having a bad day”, but it happens again and again, over and over. Now we have a problem.
Are they just that miserable in their own lives that they feel the need to do this? Or maybe they are stressed out and it comes out as bullying. I don’t care what your reasons are, it’s WRONG. I have asked our HR department to implement some kind of employee training/awareness program. The scary thing is, it’s the managers I see doing the bullying. Now there’s a great way to set an example for your employees.
This is exactly what it looks like. Old school management went out in the 80’s, folks. Get with the program and quit bullying. End of rant.