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Old 03-11-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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Did you ever suspect that things got worse after bringing up issues to HR or your supervisor? You may be on to something. There's an interesting study released in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

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As if being picked on wasn't bad enough, victims of workplace mistreatment may also be seen as bullies themselves, even if they've never engaged in such behavior.

Adding insult to injury, victims may even be seen by supervisors as worse employees, despite exemplary performance. Bullies, on the other hand, may be given a pass if they are liked by their supervisor.

A study about this bias toward victim blaming was recently published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. The peer-reviewed article was co-authored by Shannon Taylor, an associate professor of management in the University of Central Florida's College of Business.
The fully story is too long to post, but you can see the link here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0308154831.htm
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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I don't think it's necessarily the issue of being a "bully," but instead of being the "squeaky wheel."
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Old 03-12-2019, 12:29 PM
 
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The American workplace is based on conformity. Anytime anyone steps out of that mold, they get labled a trouble maker.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:15 PM
 
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They needed a study for that? Pretty much any who has been in the workforce more than a couple of days could answer this. Basically anyone who speaks up and breaks the happy image management wants to have will get "dealt with."
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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I don't think it's necessarily the issue of being a "bully," but instead of being the "squeaky wheel."

I think it speaks to how hard it is to complain about someone slacking or acting inapporiately without coming off as a whiney or an office cop.

If someone is doing a poor job or acting inappropriately , it is an extremely difficult situation to handle when their manager is ok or doesnt care about their behavior.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:29 PM
 
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There is an old principal of business---Company way or the highway. Meaning if you are not going to fit in and do things the company way, you should be fired.
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:40 PM
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People who complain to HR are often seen as "whiners", no matter how valid their complaints are.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Did you ever suspect that things got worse after bringing up issues to HR or your supervisor? You may be on to something. There's an interesting study released in the Journal of Applied Psychology.



The fully story is too long to post, but you can see the link here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/release...0308154831.htm
There's no legal requirement to go to HR or speak to your manager before you can contact an attorney. Especially so in the case of a "hostile environment".

Sad but many people are misconstrued as the instigators for behavior atypical of Type-A personalities that throws red flags in many books. Introverts operate completely differently, and almost none of these apply.

The "type-A-ness" that's taught to managers and HR reps will lead to holes being poked in the case of the employee, as they are trained to do. It's best not to let them play mind games and speak to legal counsel first.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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There's no legal requirement to go to HR or speak to your manager before you can contact an attorney. Especially so in the case of a "hostile environment".

Sad but many people are misconstrued as the instigators for behavior atypical of Type-A personalities that throws red flags in many books. Introverts operate completely differently, and almost none of these apply.

The "type-A-ness" that's taught to managers and HR reps will lead to holes being poked in the case of the employee, as they are trained to do. It's best not to let them play mind games and speak to legal counsel first.
You keep throwing around the term hostile environment. While it does happen, most complaints are not of that level.
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Old 03-12-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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You keep throwing around the term hostile environment. While it does happen, most complaints are not of that level.
And gaslighting.
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