Stress in the workplace is definitely bad for your health, both mental and physical. I have experienced a great deal of stress while working in the field of healthcare with the elderly. As a matter of fact, I am no longer employed in this field due to how strongly I feel about this issue.
In my personal experience, a lot of back stabbing, bullying, and clicks exist when there is no solid management in place. I worked with 3 women who tended to support one another’s views and they each discussed me which resulted in a consequent call into the office and what I call verbal attacks to my character. I was criticized, put down and then told, but you do “have good qualities.” I’m not sure what look was on my face that got them to tell me this but I am sure it probably was a calm stare or the look of someone about to give up.
I was written up twice within the last month for ludicrous things and was very calm yet irate inside when I told my boss she didn’t have to give me the second one to look at. In place of acknowledging the warning I told her, “I quit.” Well, her mouth dropped open and she didn’t know what to say…..likely so, because she probably felt I would never quit!!
I signed the warning stating that I did not agree with the warning and I no longer wanted my job.
Bullying in the workplace is way too prevalent. I will continue this story in another article.
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