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Sun May 26, 2013, 10:58 AM

Employee Abuse Runs Rampant In America [View all]

Corporate culture, HR hound dogs who hunt the squeaky wheel, bullying, abuse and politics abound for working America today. For those who still have a job, America has turned into a survivor game. No longer are workers respected and treated as human beings. Even those most educated and skilled are treated like pond scum

There is even a name for it, bosshole and 20% of all workers claim their manager actually sabotaged their job. Absolute power corrupts absolutely and the corporate structure of feudal lords all loyal to the CEO king have resulted in a toxic work environment for most. Bullying in the workplace is common and 37% of all workers have experienced it. Over 50% of employers admitted to incidents of workplace bullying with 25% of all HR employees admitting to being bullied themselves.

How did America go from the great middle class where people were empowered and respected in their jobs to this? The Workplace Bullying Institute documents just how widespread employee abuse is in America.

One of the more interesting pieces on the WBI site describes who gets targeted for workplace abuse. It's not what you think. The people most targeted are the ones most capable. Believing your exceptional, perfect work will get the abuse to stop is therefore a myth.

WBI research findings from our year 2000 study and conversations with thousands of targets have confirmed that targets appear to be the veteran and most skilled person in the workgroup.

Targets are independent. They refuse to be subservient. Bullies seek to enslave targets. When targets take steps to preserve their dignity, their right to be treated with respect, bullies escalate their campaigns of hatred and intimidation to wrest control of the target's work from the target.

Targets are more technically skilled than their bullies. They are the "go-to" veteran workers to whom new employees turn for guidance. Insecure bosses and co-workers can't stand to share credit for the recognition of talent. Bully bosses steal credit from skilled targets.




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