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Let’s just step into their shoes for a moment - Try and imagine you can’t eat or sleep because your fear is so high. Imagine waking to realise today is another work day and you can’t escape. You spend your day tense and on high alert not knowing when, where or how it will happen today. When you tried to report it, your manager told you to stop whinging and get back to work. Imagine feeling defenceless, helpless, frustrated, worthless, alone and scared every day. If this was your everyday work life, how long would you stick it out? How long before you left your job or considered taking your own life? Just imagine what it must be like to be one of the five people bullied at work every year – subjected to an assortment of constant criticism, haranguing, unreasonable demands, blaming, passive-aggression, threats, sabotage, isolation, manipulation and gaslighting. Or perhaps it’s easier to imagine being the one in five that witness workplace bullying and rarely do anything about it? Or maybe you feel for the manager who just doesn’t know what to do. Or perhaps you identify best with being the bully as the target is just getting what they deserve? Or that it’s nature’s way of weeding out the weak and whiney? Or perhaps you choose to be oblivious to it going on?

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Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...

Bullying  

If you are struggling with bullying, harassment, cyberbullying or anti-social behaviour issues, we hope this edition will enable you to iden...