Monthly Archives: September 2016

workplace bullying is very destructive and causes years of distress

The consequences of workplace bullying are horrific. In the course of my counselling work, I am always disturbed at the acute stress and demoralisation workplace victims endure. They suffer physically, mentally and financially. Their behaviour changes as they sink into anxiety and depression. As in Anna’s case, the bullies image

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Citizens can be bullied by government

Economic recessions encourage an abusive national outlook. Listening to commentators and callers on the national airwaves in Ireland during the savage downturn, which began in 2009, is disturbing. One participant had a very specific ‘cure’, when discussing productivity and efficiency in the public service on the television programme, ‘Questions and

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When you are bullied by a group of people

Bullying by individuals is very damaging, but mob bullying can bring increased trauma. Margaret Kohut reveals how she was mob bullied within the US armed forces. Mobbing is a collective campaign by co-workers to exclude, punish and humiliate a worker to push them out of an organisation. This widespread behaviour

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SUBORDINATES CAN BE BULLIES AS WELL AS MANAGERS

Managers and supervisors account for 80% of bullying, which manifests as shouting or insulting subordinates. However, bosses can be bullied, too. Having authority does not always mean having the power to match. For example, research in Ireland shows that a significant number of primary school principals are victims of bullying

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