Hands up who has never filled out the wrong column on a form or who has never copied mindlessly what the previous participant had filled out on a presence list! Not paying attention can turn to mishap in a jiffy, not only at work, everywhere and with serious consequences! This study in 2014 found among … Continue reading Mishap in a jiffy
Beyond the interaction with your harasser, the single most important thing to get you through harassment is keeping a healthy mind. Harassment takes a big tow on exactly this, your balance, your wholeness, your confidence level and your emotional and social interactions. So here are a few ideas on how to do that: Work on … Continue reading Harassment 101 – Your peace of mind
There are times in our careers when we have to make a choice: stay in or leave a job, be it for another job or another reason. How can we know which is the right choice? I changed jobs a few times so far and every time I tried to apply a list of reasonable … Continue reading For when you need to choose
During the years whenever I felt I needed a little bit more help with anything, I searched for a good mentor or a good book. Some of the books I used in audio format while commuting to work of doing chores around the house. I paired them with video speeches or lectures from the authors … Continue reading Good reads
Another way to break the cycle of harassment is to change your reaction to it. When we are harassed we usually close in, cry in our corner, start panicking, don't feel like going out anymore, avoid the short coffee breaks or lunches that we used to love before. But doing this feeds our negative feelings … Continue reading Harassment 101 – part III. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures (continued).
Whether you're literally dreaming what you have written in the report just a few hours before, seeing that procedure manual in front of your eyes or playing an endless loop in you mind with what you'd say to your moody boss or lazy coworker, I know how you feel! And I admit, I am an … Continue reading Help, I cannot stop thinking about stuff!
When practicing a profession we are naturally branding ourselves. We acquire the skills, we hang out with people from the same branch, we start using a specific jargon or gesture in certain ways which all together will make us known as Mr/Mrs X the accountant/neurologist/expert in barbecues, you name it. Sure there are exceptions to … Continue reading Rebranding yourself
Oftentimes, a bullying boss (we'll call him "mini boss") is bullied in turn by his own boss (we'll call this one "big boss") which causes him (or her for that matter, I remind that when using he I refer both to male and female persons) to lash out on you and your coworkers even harder. … Continue reading A bullied bully (1)
I mean with your new boss. This might come like a surprise but sometimes, for reasons independent of you, your boss simply wants you gone so that they can bring their own people aboard. Maybe you didn't "click" and whatever you do or whatever you say it's not going to bring you any glory. Sooner … Continue reading So, you’ve started off on the wrong foot …
The first thing you need you need to do to stop him is to break the cycle of harassment. Start with letting it out in the open. The next time you feel intimidated dig your feet firmly into the ground and in a stable and loud voice while looking him straight in the eyes serve … Continue reading Harassment 101 – part II. How to make your boss stop harassing you without appealing to formal measures