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I'm being bullied at work, what should I do?

105 Answers
Last Updated: 07/30/2018 at 8:19pm
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Top Rated Answers
June 3rd, 2016 1:54pm
Keep detailed notes of all experiences and try to find someone you can trust to talk to you so you don't feel so alone. Report it to HR, but make sure you have your detailed notes to back up your claims.
June 5th, 2016 11:56am
Try not to do the same mistake and to remain as objective as possible. Then it will depend a lot of the situation itself, regarding what else can you do. But this is the basic behaviour I guess.
June 8th, 2016 10:55am
Report them! being bullied is absolutely horrible! If reporting them does nothing, stick up for yourself! Just be careful because people can be crazy!
June 8th, 2016 3:13pm
you should report it to your boss or sometimes feelow co workers will help you too just stay strong.
June 8th, 2016 7:50pm
Bullying in the workplace is a very serious matter. You should speak to someone who is in charge of the employees - the human resources department, or even your boss.
June 8th, 2016 8:06pm
Talk to your supervisor. If he don't do anything, talk to your boss. If they don't do anything my advice would be stop and go get another job.
June 9th, 2016 5:56pm
Confront the bully about the situation. The bully gets pleasure and satisfaction from you. In addition, the bully knows that you aren't going to do anything about it, therefore, making yourself an easy target. Best way is through confrontation to show the bully that you aren't afraid to stand up for yourself.
June 9th, 2016 6:11pm
You should talk to your supervisor and try to work out something that would make your work environment more comfortable.
June 10th, 2016 1:31am
You should tell an adult there or your manager or anyone you think will be able to help stop the bully. 💜
June 10th, 2016 3:27am
Confront the person and tell them how you feel. Also, do let your boss know about the issue. Don't be afraid to let your words out.
June 11th, 2016 3:21am
you are being bullied at work. Go to an official about this and do not be scared of what might come up
June 11th, 2016 7:02am
If you're being bullied at work, please speak up for yourself. If you allow somebody to belittle ,they will belittle you. You can also consult the person who you feel is antagonising you. Give them a chance to explain themselves, try and crack a joke with them. If they're till antagonising you go to your line manager.
June 11th, 2016 4:30pm
I was bullied at school, too. I was arguing with them all and trying to prove than I am not worth being bullied but this was a huge mistake. You just ignore them, then they'll get bored and go away.
June 12th, 2016 5:09pm
Tell your supervisor or boss. That shouldn't be allowed in any case, and it needs to be sorted out.
June 12th, 2016 7:02pm
The first thing you must do is stand for yourself , because if you wont , no one else would. You must try to be more confident , be bold and say no to bullies. If they still don't stop try consulting a highre rank officer or ask for a cop's help .
June 13th, 2016 5:57pm
expose the bully, stand up for yourself, do not get influenced by it - take it as an obstacle to make yourself stronger.
June 15th, 2016 5:22am
Tell your supervisor, if it gets out of hand then you do need to tell someone, its the right things to do.
June 15th, 2016 12:16pm
If you're being bullied at work, you should go to your boss and tell him or her what is going on, and they should address the issue to the bully.
June 16th, 2016 2:46am
Contact management and fully disclose your experience with bullying and those involved. Ask to speak to your manager or supervisor privately about an important issue. Be honest. You do not deserve to be bullied and should not have to go through this. Work should be an enjoyable safe space. Immediately talk to management and avoid communicating with those who are bullying you.
June 16th, 2016 3:09pm
Tell someone you trust, like a boss, if you trust them, and then it's likely that you're going to find a way to deal with it.
June 18th, 2016 9:28pm
Talk to your superior. If its the superior doing the bullying, talk to their superior. If nothing is done, you talk to the CEO or general manager. As a last resort there should be an appropriate outside body that will be able to follow up your case, and help with things such as counselling, referrals and getting compensation if needed.
June 22nd, 2016 9:43pm
Try talking to someone in your HR department. They can help you to stop the bullying, so that you can feel safe at work.
June 26th, 2016 9:42pm
Look for help. Do NOT keep it to yourself! A problem shared is a problem halved. Chat to us, and we'll help you.
June 27th, 2016 9:34pm
You should try to take the matter up with the HR department if its of verbal/sexual/psychological/physical kind and file a formal complaint against the parties involved.
July 2nd, 2016 9:06pm
Speak up! Don't ever keep silent. Speaking up can help you so much. You can let out your feelings and get help.
July 8th, 2016 2:31am
You need to tell someone, or you can ignore them. You can also, avoid them, distract yourself;f from them. Whatever you do, don't believe what they say about you. It is not true, they just want to bring you down.
July 9th, 2016 3:13am
this is intimidation, and what better way of turning that off than too shine at your work, pretty much don't let that get to you. And you will intimidate them
July 10th, 2016 6:49pm
This is definitely a matter you can take up with your boss. Let him know that some of your coworkers are being unprofessional and inappropriate as it is probably in the guidelines or rules of the company that any kind of harassment, including bullying, is prohibited. I would definitely bring that up to someone.
July 13th, 2016 2:28pm
Tell your boss bullying in the work place is actually illegal so if that doesn't work go to the police!
July 15th, 2016 1:49am
Stand up for yourself and what you believe in, or if you're too anxious or shy don't acknowledge your bully. Also, you could be befriend your bully be the bigger peroson.