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Be Prepared: What do you say to a Workplace Bully or Harasser?

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  • Odie Smith 5 years ago

    Kathleen,
    I agree with your statement “When you’re facing a bully, you need to keep control of yourself while you maintain your confidence.” When I am being patronized or given harsh lack of respect for who I am as a person while on the job, I also considered the unwanted attention as harassment. Receiving annoying persecution in the workplace is an ongoing challenge. The method that I had taken was to ask peacefully (to the person who committed the act) to discontinue the harassment. This method worked for me, but in some cases, this may encourage the person to escalate their aggression. I have witnessed co-workers who had immediately informed the human resources department or their manager, of which the harassments did cease, but then the tables were turned on the harassed person and they were labeled as someone who disrupts the team. There may be a workplace bully (or two) on most jobs, but providing a swift end to any bullying tactics does require devising a strategy.
    -Odie Smith

  • Odie Smith 5 years ago

    Kathleen,
    I agree with your statement “When you’re facing a bully, you need to keep control of yourself while you maintain your confidence.” When I am being patronized or given harsh lack of respect for who I am as a person while on the job, I also considered the unwanted attention as harassment. Receiving annoying persecution in the workplace is an ongoing challenge. The method that I had taken was to ask peacefully (to the person who committed the act) to discontinue the harassment. This method worked for me, but in some cases, this may encourage the person to escalate their aggression. I have witnessed co-workers who had immediately informed the human resources department or their manager, of which the harassments did cease, but then the tables were turned on the harassed person and they were labeled as someone who disrupts the team. There may be a workplace bully (or two) on most jobs, but providing a swift end to any bullying tactics does require devising a strategy.
    -Odie Smith

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