When you become a mature adult with a career and real life responsibilities, you’d like to think that the concept of bullying is something that is left behind on the school playground, but sadly, we know that this isn’t always the case. It beggars belief for many, but the truth is that bullying in the workplace is a very real thing for a lot of people around the world, and it something that can ruin not only careers but also lives. If you sense that something might be brewing in your own professional life, then here is how to deal with bullying at work.
1. Confront Them
In certain cases, a bully isn’t even aware of their unacceptable behaviour until someone picks them up on it. Before you take things to an external level, don’t be afraid to address them at an appropriate moment and ask them why they are continuing to make you feel upset or uncomfortable at work. If they refuse to accept your complaints or acknowledge any wrongdoing, that is the moment to go elsewhere with your problem.