Category Archives: Bullying

Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bully

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A lot has been written around the workplace bully. One of the most prolific researchers was the late Tim Field who shared his findings here. He carried out fairly extensive research into how the bully operates in the workplace and it is quite an eye-opener. His premise is:  Those who can, do. Those who can’t, bully. In short, he asserted… Read more »

Magazine Round-Up: Angelina’s Facial Shame

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Continuing on with this summer’s inadvertent series about women’s magazine reporting, I came across another strange article about Angelina Jolie, the time she went out on the town with cocaine all down the side of her face. That’s right, you heard it here.  Little Miss Perfect, who never puts a foot wrong, looked very silly, because unbeknownst to her, she’d… Read more »

How to Become a Troll

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I have an image in my head of a troll being a small, malevolent man with a white beard who lives under a bridge and leaps out at goats as they wander past, scaring them and generally vexing them at every turn. A modern troll looks different than that, but the same behaviour applies. Just visit any comments section or… Read more »

The Resignation

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I became a virtuoso of deceit. It wasn’t pleasure I was after, it was knowledge. I consulted the strictest moralists to learn how to appear, philosophers to find out what to think, and novelists to see what I could get away with, and in the end, I distilled everything to one wonderfully simple principle: win or die.

Women Bully Too

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In my experience, women in workplaces bully worse than men, when they are bullying. I was thinking about this all week and came across a very useful idea, quoted below: My female bully lied and gossiped about me and others. She used all indirect tactics. I have seen men also use indirect bullying tactics, but they’re much less frequent, and… Read more »

Welcome to the Family Court: Sex Tapes

  Here is a story that caught my eye this morning – not just because of the words Sex Tape but also Family Court. She told the man about the sex tape and said she would show the man’s wife if he stopped the move in the Family Court. The basis of this case is actually that the Mother is… Read more »

Twitter Titter

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Are you on Twitter yet? No doubt you’re on Facebook – and no doubt you’ve somehow ended up on LinkedIn, even if you didn’t want to be.  LinkedIn is like “Hey Jude” at the end of an event.  You are subjected to it, even if you didn’t ask to be. My own mother, aged 72, has somehow ended up with… Read more »