Intimidating and threatening boss
“Look how we take your children and sacrifice them and there’s nothing you can do.If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you.If you think workplace bullying doesn’t affect some of your employees, you're mistaken. Rarely can bullying be identified based on one action, but rather a pattern of actions over a long period of time. Rather, it’s often subtle, slow, and insidious mistreatment that passes over the radar screen.Bullying at work often takes the form of psychological or social intimidation, like: This sort of thing isn’t always obvious to everyone else, but over time, it can really affect you.That’s not to say that there can’t be more obvious, physical bullying in work too.The boss intimidates and threatens everyone on the team because he believes it is good business practice to do so.
Remember, physical assault and threatening behaviour just isn’t on – for starters, it’s against the law.
Bullying often goes unnoticed in the workplace because it is a slow process of emotional and psychological manipulation that is hard to prove and detect. Technically, bullying is not considered harassment, so legally, people can get away with doing it in the workplace if a policy isn’t in place.
Here are twenty (20) subtle signs of bullying that you may be missing, but when a pattern emerges of multiple behaviors over a long period of time, can be a classic bullying situation.
Bullying in the workplace is actually incredibly common, but can be hard to identify and even harder to know how to deal with it.
In certain work environments, it can feel like just part of the game, like everyone slags each other off and you have to be tough and keep up.