What Naysayers Say — And Why They Say It
We’ve all met people who just don’t get workplace bullying. One user said on Facebook:
My God, what a nation of babies we are becoming. If your job sucks, find one that does not or open your own business. It’s a free country. You already have laws that protect you. If your rights are violated, take them to court.
They make a bunch of assumptions: it’s easy to just go find another job — and that we should have to find another job, there are laws in place that protect employees, and that behaviors that should be illegal are illegal.
Most importantly, naysayers don’t see that the problem isn’t with the target — it’s with the abuser.
So what do we say to these people?
Sure, we can try educating them. And sometimes it works. Most of the time…
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