Workplace bullies having a grand old time | Adweek Workplace bullies having a grand old time | Adweek
Advertisement

Workplace bullies having a grand old time

Scream If your boss bullies you, you’re not alone. Then again, neither is your boss. A pre-Labor Day poll fielded by Zogby Interactive found 49 percent of workers saying they have suffered or witnessed workplace bullying, “including verbal abuse, job sabotage, abuse of authority or destruction of workplace relationships.” Thirty-seven percent said they’ve been bullied at some point during their working lives. One intriguing gender-related tidbit: “When bullies are women, they choose other women as their prey in 71 percent of cases.” Among workers who’ve been bullied, 40 percent reported leaving the job. The poll was conducted for an outfit called the Workplace Bullying Institute—where, no doubt, the higher-ups treat their underlings with the greatest tenderness.

—Posted by Mark Dolliver

Get the The AdFreak Daily newsletter:

Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox for a confirmation email.

Topics:
Advertisement

Sign up for AdFreak Newsletters

About AdFreak

AdFreak is your daily blog of the best and worst of creativity in advertising, media, marketing and design. Follow us as we celebrate (and skewer) the latest, greatest, quirkiest and freakiest commercials, promos, trailers, posters, billboards, logos and package designs around. Edited by Adweek's Tim Nudd. Updated every weekday, with a weekly recap on Saturdays.

Click to Subscribe to AdFreak RSS