because she’s a bully

She’s wicked but clever

And she’ll scrape at your heart

With a needle so fine,

No one will notice

That she’s put one foot wrong,

But you, my dear

Will be dead in a gutter somewhere.

There’s a lot of talk about workplace bullying at the moment, or at least there is the UK. We are just coming to the end of our Anti-Bullying Week and the news we are seeing couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time.

Now, I don’t know what had gone on behind closed doors so I can’t really have an opinion but it’s brought back some horrible memories for myself, as I’ve had a really bad experience at work before.

I’d never experienced bullying at school so it was actually really frightening when I went through it as an adult. In my case, I went to my boss feeling really frightened of a colleague. I was literally crying and shaking, I was so frightened.

So it was shocking when the management then thought that it was funny to put me with that colleague every time they could. My duties were changed and my life was made a living hell.

Eventually, after my behaviour got so strange and erratic they pulled me in to say that I was bullying this girl. I ended up being signed off for weeks and losing my job as I suffered from psychosis with the anxiety.

Workplace bullying is just the worst, especially when it’s the boss that has all the power and is abusing it. I hope that the people who have made the complaint are being looked after and that they don’t ever need to face being shouted and sworn at ever again. And a stressful working environment is never an excuse.

Much Love

Rachel xx

10 thoughts on “because she’s a bully

  1. katiemiafrederick

    Power Corrupts
    Those Who Will
    Never Be Enough
    Who Do
    NoW THere is
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    Status No
    Harm Now
    No Worship
    No Fear Of
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  2. Helen Cherry

    being bullied is terrible. I have experienced it both as a child ( I had polio at age 3 and a half and was bullied for years at school because of my limp and having to wear a calliper for many years and about 15-16 years ago when I started a new Social Work job and didn’t fit in with the clique. Thankfully when I went to the manager she put a stop to it and was very supportive.
    You have my empathy

      1. Helen Cherry

        It gave me my passion against injustice and, though that has taken it’s toll on me over the years, it has served others well in my rolls as Learning Disability nurse, specialist dementia worker and latterly, before I retired, Social Worker. There is always a silver lining.

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