Campaign – United Against Workplace Bullying

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Help put a Full Stop to Workplace Bullying 

Beth Ellyn Andrews Poore on Workplace Bullying

At tomthumb.info we like to unite with people that share a common goal. Beth Ellyn Andrews Poore contacted us with a campaign against workplace bullying and like tomthumb she wants to create a better tomorrow for all and help rid us of the issues that plague our everyday lives and shape the world that we live in. This is what beth had to say when we contacted her….

First of all, we like to get to know the people behind the causes, so tell us a little about yourself ?

Read my story @ http://bullyinworkplace.com/2012/07/15/healthcare-and-workplace-bullying-beths-story/

“I met Beth through our warm and supportive Facebook Group which encourages targets, past and present, to share information and resources  with each other.  Beth is publicly sharing her powerful story, printed below, to help raise awareness about the devastating impact of abusive workplaces.  She did reach out to the EEOC but says they couldn’t help because her employer was able to make the case that her termination was based on business protocol.  The same hurdle is required in the pending legislation she is lobbying for.  So, from that perspective, we ask what might have helped her?  Some states compensate for the mental duress like Beth experienced and even include back pay/front pay.   Currently that depends on what state you live in and many advocates are fighting to have current laws strengthened and expanded on a national level.     Our warmest thanks to Beth for sharing her story”

This is “My Story” about being bullied by the Practice Manager of a Doctors office. She had been there about three years. I was there over fifteen. Looking back and trying to put the pieces of my life back together. I now know what was the begining of her attempt to control me and the start of the bullying. I was blind sided and extremely naive…… (continue reading @ http://bullyinworkplace.com/2012/07/15/healthcare-and-workplace-bullying-beths-story/)

What made you get involvled with unitedagainstworkplace bullying?

I am now trying to expose workplace bullying for what it really is so people will understand that it’s not just a snide remark or a little teasing. It’s a premeditated sabotage of your character and career. The psychological and physical toll it takes on the “target” can become life threatning. No one should ever have to endure or be subjected to all this torturous behavior.

What does workplace bullying mean to you?

I hate to even say what workplace Bullying means to me TODAY. I’ve had a bad last couple of days. You would think after almost two and a half yrs. I would just be over it. I would LOVE to be able to just put it behind me and move on.

Whats the difference between banter and bullying?

You ask the difference between BULLYING and bantering or maybe as I would call it horseplay. Bullying is a direct attempt to assassinate your character and intentionally sabotage your career, with NO regard to the ramifications. The “target” is set up to loose with malice intended, by premeditating their demise. Banter is a joke maybe that is about you that then goes away or a play on words that isn’t nice but there again it stops. The malice behind it isn’t nice but it’s not a premeditated plan to ruin you and your reputation. The Bully many times will start “mobbing” to prove to you that you have no value and are a P.O.S. and like in my case, could have cared less if I lived or died. That my friend is the difference.

As well as the campaign that you are currently involved in, what else do you think can be done to combat workplace bullying?

I believe this knowledge has to start in preschool. We need programs to teach acceptance, compassion and kindness early on. It’s obvious what we are doing isn’t working. We already know we can’t count on parents to teach these all important lessons. Not only does it need to start in preschool, it has to continue into all grades through high school to graduation, then continuing into college. We can’t stop there, we need to have manditory programs in the workplace as well, similar to OSHA.

What do you hope to achieve in the battle against workplace bullying?

As many of us know, WORKPLACE bullying is so prevalent in schools that it ranks number #1, that speaks for itself ! We have to get this under control before we can expect bullying among students to get better. I do believe we need laws in place to make employers responsible for and to insure this type of life threatening treatment stops! We definitely need laws in place to make it illegal to BULLY !

Anything else you would like to say to our visitors/readers?

I also believe we ALL need to unite to fight this war against bullying, we have more power in numbers ! I’m amazed how many groups we have who are also trying to stop bullying.Do you agree that we do need to unite and fight this as one BIG campaign ?                                                                                                                                                                     Thank you for ALL your doing to help end Bullying !!!

We hope that you will join tomthumb.info and Beth in helping in the fight against workplace bullying. Show your support by clicking the link and signing your name. We agree with Beth that we need to unite and work together to put a full stop to workplace bullying. As one we can do little but together we can achieve greatness, by standing united and speaking out as one voice hopefully we can make change.

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12 Responses to Campaign – United Against Workplace Bullying

  1. Jami Frye says:

    Student Unite Against Bullying
    A little info. on how we started Student Unite Against Bullying. My daughter Oksana Swen now 15 has been bullied from 7th grade to 10th grade. The first time that it happen she was in the 7th grade. It got so bad she ended up hurting herself. They were calling her names and putting stuff on myspace about her saying that she is a tramp. They threatened to put a bag over her head and strangle her to death.We went to the school about it. They wouldn’t do anything about it. I had to take her out of that school and put her in another one. We also went to the police and filed charges against the one that threatened her with a paper bag. Towards the end of her 8th grade year a group of girls starting bullying her. I had went to the school and they wouldn’t do anything about it. The beginning of her 9th grade year the same group of girls started bullying her again. We went to the school about it. It got to where one of the Security guards at the start Bullying her to. During the time I was fighting with school trying to get them to do something about it that when my daughter and I started Student Unite Against Bullying and we started this you need to watch http://www.turnto23.com/news/high-school-freshman-makes-t-shirts-to-combat-bullying
    I ended up having to pull out of that school at putting her in another high school. We have also done this https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=418540298171310 My daughter and did some research and we found out that there is no Bullying Support Groups at the schools here in Bakersfield,Ca. We are trying get a support group started in the high school that she is going to now. As for me Jami I was Bullied all through my school years. I was made fun of, rumors made up of me, was beat on, would get chased from bus stop to my house, no one wanted to be friends with me, never had a boyfriend, and was never asked to dances or proms. It still affects me to this day. My self esteem is low. If I’m around big crowd if someone looks at me I start thinking there something wrong with me like maybe its the clothes I’m wearing or maybe my makeup is to dark or not done right or something else. It’s not fair to have to go through life like this. I don’t wish this one anyone. With what my daughter Oksana and I have went through we want to help stop the Bullying. Please watch the videos that I put in here and check out Student Unite Against Bullying on Facebook.

    Thank You
    Jami

  2. Marcia Pinheiro says:

    It would help your cause a bit if you stopped referring to such crimes as ‘bullying’. They are actually torture.
    If you really bother about this cause, then you should sign the following petition:
    http://www.change.org/petitions/member-of-congress-investigate-misuse-of-psychotronic-mind-control-weapons.

  3. Doing this for a friend. Bullying should not be happening at work or anywhere

  4. Dianne Parker says:

    Agreed.

  5. Sondra Travis says:

    Bullying in the workplace is going on all the time, and there should be a law against it. It is nothing short of verbal abuse, which no one should have to deal with. If you agree please join us in the fight to end this torture.

  6. Karen Clark says:

    I was the target of bullying by a female attorney who was my manager. She was known in the community as a bully, yet no one ever did anything about it. I was bullied for 2 years until I “dropped my basket” (aka developed anxiety disorder and ended up in bed for 3 months afraid to leave my house). If you met me, you would be surprised. I have always been a strong woman. But I kept my mouth shut and endured the abuse so I could keep a roof over my head. I looked for another job every day, but found nothing. After I returned from my medical leave I was terminated even though I was one of the most productive people in the office–even on reduced work schedule. I still suffer from panic attacks and never know when they are going to strike. I started having a panic attack when I had my grandson with me and was unable to medicate. He wanted to know why his nonni couldn’t stop crying. I’m in the process of litigation now and hopefully can at least stop this one toxic thug of a bully.

  7. HELP, HELP, HELP THIS IS AND URGENT REQUEST!! LYNCHINGS IN DOVER DE OF YOUNG BLACK MEN!!! I WAS PERSONALLY INVOLVED AT DSU WHEN POLICE ARRESTED DR. ISSA FOR SUPPORTING HIS BLACK STUDENTS PROTEST AGAINST LYNCHING AND REPLACEMENT OF BLACK PROFESSORS/STUDENTS WITH WHITES. THIS IS ALL CONNECTED TO THE WHITE HOUSE. THE VICE PRESIDENTS SON ” BO BIDEN ” DE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS PUSHING THE ARREST OF DR. ISSA.

    THIS IS ALL CONNECT TO THE UNDERMINING OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY!!!

    http://youtu.be/GmKT6xwSkVA

    http://youtu.be/HvYxlBJl_aA

    WHY HAS THE OBAMA ADMINSTRATION CUT-OUT SET-A-SIDES FOR HBCU’S?

    Arthuretta Holmes-Martin v. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Racial Discrimination, race, age, disability

    THE ABOVE PHONY TRIAL SET-UP BY ATTORNEY GENERAL”ERIC HOLDER” TO COVER-UP STEALING FROM BLACK COLLEGE’S!

    the plaintiff, an African-American woman, began working as the Deputy Director of the OSDBU, an office within the Department of Health and Human Services. Pl.’s Opp’n to Def.’s Renewed Mot. for Summ. J. (“Pl.’s Opp’n”) at 3. Her first line supervisor was Debbie Ridgely, a white female, the Director of the OSDBU. Id.

  8. To all the so called Black intellectuals ie: Dr. Malveaux, Dr. West, Dr. Dyson and others please explain what plank addressed the Black Working Class and their issues in the re-elect campaign and re-election of President OBAMA?
    1. Black Middle Class has been destroyed by the lack of enforcement of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 13, 14, 15 Amendments of the Constitution to include civil rights acts of 1964 and/or 1965 for the protection of BLACK PEOPLE’S so called RIGHT’S!
    2. Black unemployment is double what white unemployment is under President OBAMA.
    3. EEOC, DOL and DOJ are being used to enslave Black people by not enforcing any of the above rights of citzenship for Black people. The President appointee’s are engaged in the adminstration plan to hold Black PEOPLE DOWN to further white people.

  9. WHAT THE EEOC AND OBAMA ADMINSTRATION DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW!

    http://youtu.be/qqyrvRaY4Ks

  10. Bill Plump says:

    Please send me any info available as my spouse has encountered w\p bullying.

    Thx

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