Bullying Isn't Just a Problem for Kids

Expert says bullying in the workplace is becoming an epidemic. Here are tips to protect yourself.
1:13 | 10/09/13

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Millions of Americans go to work in fear. According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control adult bullying affects an estimated twelve million Americans in the workplace. Jill Brooke who's been studying this disturbing trend says it's almost become accepted office behavior. If it is becoming an epidemic in the workplace because people are responding to their fear of losing -- in status so as a result. They consider this behavior survival of the fittest so getting specific with that if you are being -- What should you do first. You have to remember that -- respond to resistance. They do not want to be called out publicly. So find their weakness because everyone has one and call them on it. Also recognize it silences the sound and if you do not speak up the the bullying will continue to. Documentation is your friend. The need to saying no -- a skill that has to be developed because it's essential for happiness and success. And also the smarts to develop -- with like minded people because -- strength in numbers.

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