Taming Office Hecklers – Blood and Bullies

Did you know that it takes the average worker, who is being bullied, one and a half years to complain to upper management? Do you think when you finally decide to go to your boss or HR dept, you can remember everything that happened in 18 months.
That’s why I always tell my clients if you’re being bullied, set up a private meeting with the bully. Before you go into that meeting, make sure you have your ducks lined up in a row – know exactly what you are going to say. More importantly, after your meeting, make sure you write everything down.
Set up a meeting and writing down the minutes afterwards accomplishes two things:
-it arms you with dates, facts and figures that you can go to your HR dept or boss with
-It shows your HR dept or boss that   that you took initiative in trying to resolve the issue yourself on a number of occasions.
As actress Katherine Hepburn once said, ” Drive on, we’ll sweep up the blood later.”
Drive on. Write it down.
Until next time folks, laugh long and prosper!
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The Psychopath Test – Is your bully a psychopath?

 
Is your bully a psychopath? (SFX. dramatic music stab)  Many CEOs and politicians are. Maybe YOU’RE a psychopath? Every 1 in 100 people potentially could be ( but enough about my family..JUST kidding)
Check it out then check yourself in.
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Minneapolis Mom Confronts Bullies on The Bus and she gets banned!!!

SO WHAT WOULD YOU DO???
Your 10 year old is getting bullied on the school bus everyday.
You eventually have had enough. You confront the bus driver and the bullies and YOU get banned from the bus, the bus stop and the school grounds? What the hell?
MAD IN MINNEAPOLIS
That’s exactly what happened to a Minneapolis mom. Her ten year old son told her that two thugs were bullying him and hitting him on the school bus everyday. One afternoon, the mom stepped onto the bus and gave the driver an earful for not doing anything. The driver told mom that he couldn’t be in 50 million places at one time. At this point, mom marched to the back of the bus, confronted the thugs and told them to keep their hands to themselves.
MOM GETS THE BOOT
The school bus driver reported the incident and now the mom has been banned from the bus, the bus stop and the school grounds. She has to make a special appeal to the school if she wants to attend any functions involving her son!
IN MY HUMBLE OPINION
As it turns out, mom’s son isn’t being bullied anymore so that’s the good news. The school should have told mom to take the matter up with them the next time instead of boarding the bus herself. But, in light of the fact, that mom didn’t go AWOL on anyone, she should have been left alone.
This could have been a wonderful opportunity for the school to show that they have zero tolerance for bullies and that they are trying to work with every party involved. Instead they chose to stick their heads in the sand.
Way to go mom.
That bus driver is just lucky it wasn’t my mom and one of her grandkids. A rock would have gone flying through that school bus window faster than you can say ‘Golden Girl Guerilla Warfare.’

Follow up to Anti- Bully Video- comments pulled!

During one of my workshops this week, I was chatting about school bullies (school bullies eventually become office bullies if they are not dealt with).
Every third person in the group had a story about their own child or niece or nephew, or  grandson or grand daughter who had been or was being bullied at school.
It reminded me of a video that I posted earlier this week from a girl named Ayle Pollack.
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