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Old 04-03-2010, 07:55 AM   #1
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Workplace bullying & abusive emails - what to do?

Hi everyone,

I've been having alot of problems at work where 2 members of my department have taken it upon themselves to bully me. For the last 5 months i've been recieving abusive emails and when i'm at work they sometimes openly ridicule me.

I'm at the stage now where i have developed high levels of anxiety; i feel like a nervous wreck and i'm unable to focus on any of my work. I've lost so much weight and feel like staying in my bed all day and crying. I have tried to understand why they are behaving in this way and on many occasions attempted to discuss things with them but to no avail.

If i'm to work at all i need my health, however the workplace anxiety is taking it's toll on me in the form of damaging my health.

Does anybody have any sugesstions on what i could do please?

Many thanks

Sai

 
Old 04-03-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: Workplace bullying & abusive emails - what to do?

Report the e-mails to your boss. Print them out and show them to him/her. What they are doing is illegal (and stupid, since there's a record of it right on the computer!).
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #3
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Re: Workplace bullying & abusive emails - what to do?

I would print the emails and go directly to HR to report them. Nowadays, majority of employers have a zero tolerance policy of workplace harassment and furthermore a no retaliation policy to ensure that the employees are in a productive environment.

In the meantime, work on your resume and start looking for a new job. It's easier to get another job when you're already employed than if you're unemployed.

 
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Re: Workplace bullying & abusive emails - what to do?

It's completely understandable being so upset.

Depending upon where you are located (what country) there might be laws against this behavior. Even if it isn't against the law, your company should have work place rules that prohibit it. Does your company have any sort of human resources organization? They could supply you with the actual written policy. If you can trust your boss, he/she would be the first person to go to. I hope you can trust them and take that step.

 
Old 04-04-2010, 01:10 AM   #5
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Re: Workplace bullying & abusive emails - what to do?

Make sure you report your bully bosses to eBossWatch so that other people will know what it's really like to work for them.

 
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