Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a past of being bullied:
I will be starting a new job, and it seems in every job I’ve had since I turned 30, I have been bullied by female and male co-workers alike. Everything running the gamut from gossip, assault, getting fired, and I want to prevent this from happening at my new job. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!
Signed, New Job Bully-Proofed
Dear New Job Bully-Proofed:
Starting a new job almost always is an adventure and its uncertainties can make those first few weeks stressful. You say you have been bullied in past jobs; gossip, assault, and being fired. Of course from here, we cannot know what prompted what you briefly describe as bullying, but I’m sure that you could recreate the circumstances that might have IF you take the time to reflect on the what, who, when, where, and whys that precipitated each bullying episode.