All through my childhood year of school we had one very important lesson drilled into us.
D.O.B: Don't Obey Bullies.
I typed bully into Google and this was the most fitting definition I found!
Define Bully: Bullying is a form of abuse. It comprises repeated acts over time that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power with the more powerful individual or group abusing those who are less powerful. The power imbalance may be social power and/or physical power
Take it from someone who was bullied, at primary school for being the tall skinny girl with the big eyes. Bug or grasshopper were names very commonly used, as we got older anorexic -aren’t kids imaginative- were used in it place.
Although at the time it felt like the worse thing in the world, I feel like today I’ve got one up on those people who called me names. We've all heard the story of the ugly duckling!
But looking back on things now, it was a easier at school to deal with a bully, wasn't there always someone on your side looking out for you're best interests. Your Mummy or Daddy were able to go into school and help you out in these tricky situations or you could tell a teacher.
But what do you do when it's bullying in the work place? And you're all alone, not Mummy or Daddy to the rescure this time. You're on your own in the big wide world! Sure you say, there are other people in the office who see what’s going, they see the bully bulling. But no one wants to lose there job, to help out the poor little innocent, so we just stand by and let it happen. So now she's left to fend for herself, either to speak up to the bully or just keep on getting bullied! What does she do put up with it or say something at the risk of losing her job or the bullying continuing or getting worse.
I want to know have you been in this situation or know some one who has been bullied!