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View Poll Results: Is it every okay?
No. People deserve due process. Plus it is unprofessional. 3 33.33%
No. That is why management is supposed to take charge of these issues. 5 55.56%
Yes. People that are mediore or below average deserve horrible treatment such as mobbing. 0 0%
Yes. Mobbing is very professional tool to use on those that aren't top notch. 1 11.11%
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:50 AM
 
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I've read on this forum about mobbing in the workforce and in academia.

Do you think it is ever okay to mob an individual for mediocrity or below average work or for making mistakes? Mob means to (gang up through aggression tactics to get somebody to leave the workplace or education environment) http://www.concurringopinions.com/ar...g_in_acad.html

http://chronicle.com/news/article/66...-at-conference

I personally believe in performance management, appraisals, training, warnings, simple firings, or instruction. Mobbing just sounds so unprofessional and psycho. If you don't like somebody at all then why not just let them go instead of letting the problem linger and fester?

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:59 AM
 
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I've read on this forum about mobbing in the workforce and in academia.

Do you think it is ever okay to mob an individual for mediocrity or below average work or for making mistakes? Mob means to (gang up through aggression tactics to get somebody to leave the workplace)

I personally believe in performance management, appraisals, training, warnings, simple firings, or instruction. Mobbing just sounds so unprofessional and psycho. If you don't like somebody at all then why not just let them go instead of letting the problem linger and fester?

Your thoughts
Could you clarify what you mean by "mobbing"?
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:58 AM
 
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Any other comments....I thought a lot of people knew about this current topic.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Any other comments....I thought a lot of people knew about this current topic.

Obviously not.
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:58 PM
 
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I've read on this forum about mobbing in the workforce and in academia.

Do you think it is ever okay to mob an individual for mediocrity or below average work or for making mistakes? Mob means to (gang up through aggression tactics to get somebody to leave the workplace or education environment) Concurring Opinions Mobbing in Academia?

'Mobbing' Can Damage More Than Careers, Professors Are Told at Conference - Chronicle.com

I personally believe in performance management, appraisals, training, warnings, simple firings, or instruction. Mobbing just sounds so unprofessional and psycho. If you don't like somebody at all then why not just let them go instead of letting the problem linger and fester?

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IMHO it is indeed unethical. I also find it completely disrespectful to managment as well, as managment not only has the sole right to fire/warn someone, managment has "the big picture".

While someone's cowerkers might think one's work is sub-par, managment might be relying on that person.

I have a very simply philosophy that has stood me well in the working world.

If you don't like someone at work, stay away from them and aviod them if possible.

Not only does that help alleviate stress at work and allows one to concentrate on their own work, that person you might be trying to get fired jsut might be the manager's favorite, and YOU end up getting fired instead.
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