More and more victims of workplace bullying are coming out and sharing their stories. Some even become advocates of anti-workplace bullying programs, while a few have maximized the wide reach of the internet to share words of wisdom to other victims.
An Australian employee who used to work in a bottle shop in Toowoomba mustered up enough courage to share his story in the Chronicle and also encouraged other people who experienced being bullied at work, to “speak up” and “speak loud.” This was what he learned to do as he previously went through verbally abusive days, harassment, mob bullying and discrimination.
The bully victim also questioned the six month time frame in filing bullying claims in Australia, stating that the effect of workplace bullying doesn’t only last within that period. It goes on well after the negative experience happened and something that may very well haunt the victim all throughout his or her life.
In the article, the workplace bullying victim stressed that other people who witnessed the work place bully or bullies behaving negatively should also take a stand and that people should not tolerate it. The impassioned call for action is very timely given the rising number of workplace bullying. Needless to say, the abusive behavior of bullies is also very damaging, not only to the victims but to the organization as well, as it will ultimately affect productivity and company profits.
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