Elsewhere: When bullies go to work
Bullying is such an embedded part of most officesl that it seems almost impossible to get it out. I think it would be a rare person who hasn’t experienced workplace bullying by the peers or managers at some point.
The only way to remove it, though, is to stand up to it, but in an environment where everyone is already scared for their job, it is almost impossible.
While leaving a job may resolve the problem for the individual, those they leave behind and those that follow them into the company are bound to suffer the same treatment
Via Jason ON on his Google+ Profile
BY MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS
My friend Dennis* remembers the exact moment he knew he’d had enough. Enough of the “nonstop nagging and ostracizing and accusing” that had become his weekday routine. He was standing on the platform of the subway station at Union Square, leaning out toward the tracks to see if the train was approaching. “And I thought, if I don’t pull back, if I stay here like this, so many problems will be solved.”
Dennis’ tormenter? Not a schoolyard thug shaking him down for lunch money, but a high-ranking executive in one of the largest financial institutions in the country. When the mean kids of your childhood grow up, they don’t all evolve into self-aware, contrite adults. Sometimes, they just move from the playground to the corner office.