Shouting, swearing or rage
Humiliating or denigrating you in public or calling names
Persistent criticism (especially negative criticism)
Ignoring, excluding, maginalising or freezing out
Threatening or persecuting
Withdrawal of office facilities or relegation to less prestigious facilities
Talking about someone as if they were not there or cutting them out of a conversation
Dispensing punishment without warning or outside of established procedures
Labelling or discrimination
Imposing menial or pointless tasks
Sabotaging or impeding work performance
Refusing to delegate
Changing targets or goals
Overmonitoring or micromanaging
Interfering with post, email or other communications
Setting unreasonable goals/targets or fiddling figures to cause a person to fail.
Refusing leave, training or promotion
Destroying relationships of another person
Tampering or adjusting personal reports or appraisals
Raising or encouraging spurious complaints
Encouraging others to take problems to a person who has no responsibility for them or does not have the authority to resolve them.
Sound familiar? Happening to you?
Some managers call it their management style!
What can you do about it?
Become a clock tower sniper? Cathartic but not really practical, plus it tends to attract the attention of police and military types.
Drink yourself comatose? Doesn’t really solve the root problems and gives you a whole heap of new ones, you do actually need your liver.
Drugs? Same as drink really, plus has that whole illegality thing about it.
Quit? Your next job may be just as bad and you’re probably relying on this bully for your reference.
See your XXXXXX shop steward? A shop steward can put you in touch with a range of support services that can help you deal with the problems of Bullying. They can also help you to raise grievances and complaints to get the bully stopped. They can put you in contact with other people who are being bullied and, together in XXXXXX, you can deal with them!
Useful Information:BBC anti-bullying campaign: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/onelife/personal/bullying/bullying_action1.shtml
BBC workplace bullying: http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_living/health_at_work/emotional_bullying1.shtml
Advice on dealing with Bullying: http://www.bullyonline.org/
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