It’s not just a schoolyard problem. If bad bosses, cruel colleagues or a sick workplace have made you or someone you know miserable due to bullying, you’re far from alone. Some 54 million people have been bullied at work in the United States—about 35 percent of all adult workers—according to the Workplace Bullying Institute. What’s more, Working Mother’s exclusive survey of our readers shows that the percentage for us is even greater: 55 percent of working moms report having been bullied at work. If you think that’s bad, read our investigative article, Workplace Bullies. You’ll read stories of women who we’re incredibly abused in work situations, how things worked out for them, and what you and your workplace can do to fight workplace bullying.
Working Mother Editorial Director Jennifer Owens and Deputy Editor Barbara Turvett will host a Tweet Chat on this compelling topic, and we hope you’ll join us on Twitter @_workingmother_
Tell us your stories about being bullied at work and what your company did or didn’t do about it. Get strategies and advice from Dr. Namie. Hear more about the alarming statistics of the prevalence of this problem. Let’s work to bring this issue to the forefront and then to solve it. By the way, bullying at work is perfectly legal in most instances!
When and Where:
9 – 10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 13, 2011
#WMworkbullying Tweet Chat via Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/@_workingmother_
Type #WMworkbullying in the search field and click to enter and follow the conversation. Add #WMworkbullying to your tweets so others can follow along with you.
Hosts: @barbaraturvett + @working_mother #WMworkbullying
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Read more about working moms and workplace bullying here.