After effects of dating violence
I have received similar comments from other Fed readers in the past in response to articles I have written that may have touched on the subject, so I know that there are employees in a number of Federal agencies who feel they are being bullied.
In fact, I just received an e-mail from a woman who indicated that she has been bullied so severely in her current job, to include being screamed at in anger by managers and treated with no respect by some of her co-workers, that she felt compelled to tell her story to someone.Examples Include: It is sometimes hard to know if bullying is happening at the workplace.Many studies acknowledge that there is a “fine line” between strong management and bullying.– had made her a target in three different schools.She was so traumatized by the tormenting that she dropped out of school and is now pursuing independent study; the young woman “suffers so much that she could not be interviewed” for the article.Comments that are objective and are intended to provide constructive feedback are not usually considered bullying, but rather are intended to assist the employee with their work.
If you are not sure an action or statement could be considered bullying, you can use the “reasonable person” test.
It has also been described as the assertion of power through aggression. While bullying is a form of aggression, the actions can be both obvious and subtle.
It is important to note that the following is not a checklist, nor does it mention all forms of bullying.
Sisters Emily and Sarah Buder, appalled by the news, wrote letters to the girl and asked friends to do so as well.
They hoped for 50 letters; the current total is 6,500, and counting!
A major USA Today article dated November 19, 2008, entitled “Bullying devastates lives,” and chronicled the sad stories of three women who experienced constant bullying in school – one for having red hair, one for being shy, and one for being “different.” The three women, now ranging in age from 28 to 52, continue to be affected by the bullying that they suffered in school.