What are you willing to die for? This may seem like too serious of a question for those simply defending themselves against unfair treatment at work, but it’s one that must be considered. Employees who find themselves suffering in the workplace often fail to heed the advice of experts to leave their toxic environments. And understandably so. There are countless reasons we become attached to our jobs. And even more reasons we fight to stay…including the sheer injustice of what we’re facing.
Not ready to forgive those that hurt you at work? That doesn't mean you can’t experience freedom from your pain and return to enjoying life again! Forgiveness can be a touchy subject for those of us that have experienced workplace abuse, especially when the cruel actions of others have altered our life in so many ways. Adding to the difficulty is that workplace bullying targets seldom, if ever, receive acknowledgment from the ones that caused so much harm.
Do you think you’re missed at your old job? If not, you should think again. Knowing how much you mattered may provide a much needed boost in self confidence. 65% of targets of workplace bullying will lose their job. And whether you transferred to escape, were fired unjustly, or took a stand and walked away from the abuse, those of us left reeling in the aftermath often feel defeated. Our confidence suffers as we struggle to separate our prior beliefs about ourselves from our devastating outcome. We often find ourselves wondering,
What are the top 10 ways to save big in the workplace? In my last blog, I mentioned that the lessons learned from workplace bullying were valuable for anyone working in an organization. But what exactly were the lessons I learned? And which ones could potentially save others their career and health? I took a look back at my situation and narrowed my list down to ten.
Is there a word standing in the way of your empowerment? When you hear the word BULLY, what comes to mind? How does it make you feel? Could it be that employees are resistant to learning more about workplace bullying, in part, because of the word "bully" itself?
Are you an empowered employee? Hello, everyone. My name is Janice Gilligan White, and I’m a survivor of workplace bullying. I worked in a company I believed in for over a decade and considered myself one of the lucky ones; I was an employee who found my work deeply fulfilling and I felt a strong sense of belonging.
My Survivor’s Guilt Challenge Did you know that survivor’s guilt can follow a workplace aggression event almost as naturally as anger and sorrow? At least it did for me.
Have you ever been told to just let it go? If you’ve ever faced workplace aggression, there’s a good chance you have. But what if I told you that may be bad advice? Perhaps it's in the not letting go that you can find healing.
Closure after workplace bullying; it’s what every target desperately searches for. The elusive treasure chest filled with peace. If not found, we risk our health. We can lose our connection to people and our ability to find fulfilling work. We can find ourselves stuck in a current state of discord, unable to move forward. At least, that’s what was happening to me.