I’ve been involved in this blog for three and a half years. I’ve written close to 300 blogs, though some were removed last year for legal reasons.
What an extraordinary journey it’s been. I’ve been subject to every kind of bullying: threatened mentally, physically and legally. I’ve been clinically depressed. I’ve lost more than one job out of it. But it’s far from all being bad news. I’ve had a great time raising awareness. Whilst I’ve made some lasting enemies, I’ve made far more marvellous friendships. I fell in love with Twitter. I had the most fun ever in Canary Wharf with the book launch and the barbershop quartet. I’m retraining as a teacher. I’ve read countless books on workplace bullying. And I’m in daily contact with my friends who’ve been there too.
It’s all so complicated that I could never explain it to someone who didn’t already know.
But I’ve a nagging thought. I’m not being bullied anymore. Should I step aside for the new bullied by the boss bloggers?
It does cross my mind once in a while. But every time I wonder whether it’s time to put Bullied by the Boss behind me, bullying at work is everywhere. In the last two weeks I’ve seen and heard so many instances of bullying in its various forms, I’m shocked. The injustice to targeted employees still makes me angry.
Will I give up? At some point I’ll have to. I can’t keep going forever. All I can say for sure at the moment is that it’s not going to be any time soon!