Study Reveals That Bad Bosses Can Make Employees Sick

For 75% of Americans, bosses are a major cause of stress at work. A Linkedin article published by Quartz magazine reveals that a bad boss can be as harmful to employees as passive smoking. The article also says that the longer you stay in a job working for someone who stresses you, the greater the … Continue reading Study Reveals That Bad Bosses Can Make Employees Sick

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment:Surviving the Female Corporate Psychopath

The Washington Monthly highlights a few traits of a corporate psychopath: unbounded arrogance and self-righteousness, a chip on his shoulder the size of a redwood, a studied contempt for anybody's opinion but his own, a vindictive streak a mile wide, prone to fly into rages and a devotion to secrecy and ... power...   It … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment:Surviving the Female Corporate Psychopath

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Understanding Corporate Psychopaths

As the frustration mounted at one of my previous jobs, I grew more curious to understand the psychology behind my experience. Therefore, I started to research, the motive behind the 'horrible boss' behavior and I have learned that the people or managers who behave in such a way are actually called 'corporate psychopaths'. You should see my … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Understanding Corporate Psychopaths

Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Aftermath, Sanity Under Construction

The move has taken place. I am out of the department and directly behind a drill that has me suffering two days of mind numbing, soul agitating, psychological breaking drilling and I feel as if I am going insane. This is wrong on so many levels but a score of employees have been putting up … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Aftermath, Sanity Under Construction

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Letter to my Workplace Abusers

Letter to my Workplace Abusers Anger is one of the strongest motivators on planet Earth. Injustice, the fuel which sparks a forest fire that brings only destruction and calamity. Respect, fairness, and justice; with these, one can douse the flames created by injustice and anger. When I started to catalog my experience of dealing with workplace … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Letter to my Workplace Abusers

Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Employees don’t quit their job, they quit their boss

Employees don't quit their jobs, they quit their boss. I read this statement in an article written by Alison McMahon on LinkedIn and I agree with it, 100%. Being in the working world for more than a 13 years, has given me too many experiences with incompetent, vindictive, verbally abusive and demanding bosses. Therefore, I … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Employees don’t quit their job, they quit their boss

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Malice Rains, Peace Reigns

Silence reigns in malice but so too does the peace. The stress has disappeared and a different kind of warfare ensues; same family of evil manipulation, different weapon of warfare. Its called malice. It reeks of un-professionalism. It belies one's true nature and its purpose is isolation. That has been my reality for the past … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Malice Rains, Peace Reigns

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Grievance Procedure

During my ordeal and grievance procedure, I researched the provisions made for employees under the Jamaican law; especially as it relates to harassment, vindictive behavior and actions of malice. I must say, the laws of Jamaica have not been documented or have not been as built out as other countries. For example, I find more specific … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Grievance Procedure

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Office Malice, These are the Days of my Life

"A picknie ting dis. Dis place is a real patty shop; ran by cooks and not master chefs." I muttered under my breath. These are the 'Days of my Life'. Since I sent in my complaint to HR it's been 'Another World'. Malice has been the order of the day, she has ceased all communication … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Office Malice, These are the Days of my Life

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Before… there is slamming of draws

Before.....there is slamming of draws. (continued from the article The Calm before....) She is livid. I can feel the tension radiating through my desk and to my body from her office like fire in the California hills, near the million dollar homes, in gated communities. But I was in no gated community, I was looking … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Before… there is slamming of draws

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Calm before…

She is not in office today, "tank yuh Jesus"! I prayed like Daniel, Elijah and Jesus before crucification; even like David trying to sweet up God. I really needed peace. I was not able to psychologically or emotionally handle anymore anxiety or stress. Psychologists would describe me as 'internalising' - bottling it all in. The … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: The Calm before…

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: It’s gone nuclear in my head

It's gone nuclear in my head. I feel numb. I try to run from the blast radius. Impossible, cause its in my head. I am done being harassed, disrespected, continually ridiculed, and suffer silently from the vindictive behavior. I cannot take it all anymore. Today my cup overflowed and it wasn't from Psalm 23. This … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: It’s gone nuclear in my head

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: I demand to be acknowledged

"I demand to be acknowledged" this was shouted across the office in our weekly staff meeting. I bet in your mind you are thinking that this statement must be warranted; well let me quickly dis-spell your thoughts. Today's meeting started out in a very provocative manner - a 'throw wud' / word manner. Everyone looked … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: I demand to be acknowledged

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Workplace Vampire

Sometimes, bosses really suck. Specifically those demanding, ungrateful types. They just demand, abuse and work you to a shadow; just like workplace vampires. Some compare them to soul sucking vampires that leave you feeling demoralized and downtrodden. Here it is you start a job with the best intentions, fresh ideas, and a wellspring of motivation. Then … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Workplace Vampire

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Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Stress Headaches and Tension Neck Pains

According to Helpguide.org while some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. And your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure. You can’t control everything in your work environment, but that doesn't mean you’re powerless—even when you’re stuck … Continue reading Dealing with Workplace Harassment: Stress Headaches and Tension Neck Pains

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Confessions of a Horrible boss – Pit the Team Against Him

  Ever see how the military handles troublemakers? If one guy steps out of line, the brass punishes the entire unit. Pretty smart: Why do the dirty work yourself when you can rely on peer pressure? So the next time he stirs up conflict, I’ll just condition the team’s response by adding something unpleasant or … Continue reading Confessions of a Horrible boss – Pit the Team Against Him