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I Am A Survivor Of Workplace Bullying

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    Surviving The Aftermath

    I've work at a university in N.Y and have been a victim of a verbal and emotionally abusive boss. Typically, she controlled me to the point that I feared disappointing her. She prevented me from socializing with my co-workers and overtly barred me from participating In any...
    SurvivorsGuilt SurvivorsGuilt 46-50 2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    For twenty years I had been supported

    and appreciated at work and received the highest evaluations. A new central administration then came in whose supervisors faulted my work at every turn, while praising and extolling the virtues of their new hires right off the street. Other long-term employees got similar...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M Mar 6, 2014

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    I Was "chest Butted" By My 72 Year Old Co-worker - Wtf?!

    SO HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY WERE "CHEST BUTTED" BY A 72 YR OLD GRANDMOTHER = I CAN! HAHA Quick backgound - started new job working for a fire and water restoration company - needed two people in office to handle work load. The Office Manager was a 72 year old lady...
    bout2break bout2break 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    Workplace Bullying

    In my experience, WorkSafeBC provides little comfort when investigating Workplace Bullying claims. One of the investigator stated that, "If we can't control bullying in our workplace how do you think we can do anything about your wife's?" Needless to say I asked him to be removed...
    ali770 ali770 31-35 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Federal Dinosaurs Make Work He77....

    I worked at OPM for 6 yrs, I felt so blessed to get that job. Unfortunately there were 2 women there who thought it was their agency and they made my life a living he'll. They had been there since before the buildings dirt had been broken to start building and if they didn't like...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    Jealousy Is Dangerous

    I have two colleagues who are very jealous of me. The have been after me for he past couple of months trying to figure out my vulnerabilities. Despite their efforts, I remain my friendly, happy self. So they were being friendly with me and I have been with them. Keep your...
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    I don't like some people in my workplace.

    But I keep on telling myself, I m here for money, nothing else is important. Then I can ignore the rest.
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12, 2014

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    My boss tells me what to do all of the time

    and threatens not to pay me if I don't comply. I hate that guy so much.
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2014

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    My supervisor was a ****.

    I was part-time at a busy retail store based near my college. I was doing minimal hours - occasionally 16 hours a week. The pay was poor, but it got me by. My supervisor, let's call him Shaun, would occasionally call me useless, criticise my work and would give me the most...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M Sep 16, 2014

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    Really? What A Shock My Supervisor Doesn'T Care

    Her Consistent Answer... "I Don't Care" Bullying in the Workplace 
At work as a leader over the years, I worked hard to help the supervisors I lead learn how to show their staff that each is important and that we care as humans about their well being and growth first, and...
    Luvistheword Luvistheword 46-50, F May 8, 2013

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    It is evident that workplace bullying is a real

    practice in the United States. In free-work states like Arizona or Florida, employers exploit employees and keep them under constant pressure and mental stress making them resign. As a bullied ex-employee I can surrender testimony of such dishonest practice that attempts against...
    augmart2 augmart2 31-35, M Sep 15, 2014

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    19 Months Of Intense Bullying & She Finally Got Fired!

    I worked for a national organization in one of their 100+ branch offices for about a year and a half. My manager was an incompetent, immature, cruel and vindictive bully. No one was exempt from her unique form of overt harassment, but some got it worse than others, I was only in...
    LaneyAnderson LaneyAnderson 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    I like to bully people

    for fun. XD #shewantstheD
    SHAQUAREEE SHAQUAREEE 22-25 May 20, 2014

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    Sociopath

    Well since I created this group I may as well write just a little of what happened in my former workplace. Just warning never work for a charitable organisation, they will just chew you up and spit you out, they are often relying on that brand to excuse them of appalling...
    hhue hhue 26-30, F 9 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    The workplace can be a great palce for bullying. A young man I work with rose up very quickly in the ranks and had a wonderful time bullying the people beneath him. I loved to...
    JeanMunroe JeanMunroe 56-60, F 15 hrs ago

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    No one would stand up for me The whole class bullied me For two years I could not enjoy kindergarten and 1st grade I got bullied the whole time The teachers never stopped them...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Why do kids bully? Understanding how and why a bully uses aggressive behavior is key to knowing how to handle the situation. A common reason that a kid is a bully is because he...
    Jenimichel Jenimichel 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Bullying is horrible. It has killed people, how can others not see this?! Bullying is just so stupid. If you do it because things were hard for you, then sorry, but you are weak...
    SmartKid99 SmartKid99 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    survivor! NOT a victim, but in fact a survivor! If you are reading this and are being abused, you CAN get out.theres always a way out. dont let the abuser cut you down to...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been suffering a serious dose of intense workplace mobbing in my last job and spent time off work reflecting on why this would hapen to me. Like dogs who can detect fear, co...
    jhiggin jhiggin 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I want to put an end to bullying. It starts by supporting the kids that are targets. Let them be part of your group. It is hard to pick on a kid who has friends.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    There is a great article in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis about Bully prevention. It is called Bully Prevention in Positive Behavioral Support. It was published in 2009...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    One thing you will find about me is I pretty much hold true to my username, I am a music lover. I use music to get me through many things in life and I use it to send other...
    musiclover74 musiclover74 36-40, M Feb 12

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    Bullies are just losers, and stupid ************* who take their anger out on others. Well, **** you! You're not gonna get anywhere in life! You're gonna either end up a low life...
    XxFuckYouxX XxFuckYouxX 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 23

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    I personally was never bullied. But it seriously disgusts me about how people can treat each other. I try put a stop to bullying in my school where and whenever I see it. If any of...
    tankfan96 tankfan96 18-21, M Feb 24

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    TBH I was barely bullied. people just said I looked homeless butttt when I see bullying I feel so freaking angry. like people in my old school used to call this girl names and...
    lisathatsthere lisathatsthere 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Am Against Bullying.............
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    yaaa I guess you can say I dealt with bullying..it never really happened to me...tell today. the kid that bullied me picked on me before...but I didn't really pay much attention to...
    Californialexiiiiiii Californialexiiiiiii 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    hello everyone, i hope you're all having a lovely day (: i'm not a survivor of domestic violence nor have i been in a domestic violence relationship, but i didn't no where else to...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 5

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    Explore Experiences Ask Questions Find People Post TheBratPrincess3439 Me Share on Facebook Share on Google+ I Am a Child Abuse Survivor The Devil Died On Easter There once was a...
    Phoenix3439 Phoenix3439 18-21, F Feb 12

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    Survivor - Is This Love
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 22

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    Survivor - I Can't Hold Back
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    It started when I was about 3 years old, and my little sister was soon to be born. I had my own room and my dad liked to take advantage of that, it started just with him touching...
    trinity18 trinity18 22-25, F a week ago

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    THERE IS NO WAY THE ATO IS GOING TO SACK ME....... I AM NOT DEAD WOOD NOR AM I EASILY REPLACED..... BY A CHIMPANZEE I AM AN INTEGRAL PART OF...... THE ORGANISATION.......MY NAME IS...
    ORANGEWHISTLE4321 ORANGEWHISTLE4321 46-50, T 5 hrs ago

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    MY OTHER HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TACTIC IS TO....... STUBBORNLY DENY REALITY FOR A PERIOD OF 4....... YEARS SO FAR....I AM CLEARLY A SANE AND WELL BALANCED ...... INDIVIDUAL WHO HIDES...
    ORANGEWHISTLE4321 ORANGEWHISTLE4321 46-50, T 5 hrs ago

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    I AM SO STUPID I HONESTLY BELEIVE THAT MY..... SILLY CHILDISH BULLSHITE WHICH REVOLVES AROUND..... MAKING UP FANTASTIC LIES AND HIDING BEHIND.... A BUNCH OF DAMAGED COWARDS IS A...
    ORANGEWHISTLE4321 ORANGEWHISTLE4321 46-50, T 3 hrs ago

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    I would rather someone tells everyone imafaggot who sucks big blackcock than do anything about it. Because I'm .... well afaggot with no balls I have people make threats on my...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 5

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    Lets have a look at one of rent boys replies: THATS WHY YOUR A HOE ON A CAM What does that even mean? YOUR CAM HOURS ARE RECORDED DAILY .. What? Does this gibberish make sense to...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 5

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    Rent boy seems to be confusing me with 1) damaged idiots with mental health problems and no self esteem 2)easy risk free targets with no self esteem who let people walk over them...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    Their only option is to pretend this isn't happening to them. In other words escaping into a delusional fantasy world. Where everything I point out about them isn't true. A...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    I'm glad I didn't fit into the public service. At what point does stalking people become part of the work culture? Well for some anyway I don't have a simplistic world view...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    I had just arrived at the plastic surgeons to discuss getting arse reconstruction surgery (AGAIN!) I had got really drunk and ended up in the toilets of the local large black man...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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    Hoe do these public service reforms make you feel? Nervous? You should they are looking to get rid of the dead wood. HAve you or anyone you know been sacked yet? When you do get...
    UltimateDemiGoddessSam UltimateDemiGoddessSam 31-35, F Feb 6

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