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Adult Bullying

Many school systems around the country are putting into place anti-bullying laws. That is good. Children should not bully other children. However, what about adults? There are those who say an adult should be able to fend for him/her self.   However, adults have bosses who may have been bullied or they may have been the bully as a child.  These habits are hard to break.  The boss that was bullied will say to him/herself, I have the power now. The boss who was the bully as a child will think,  “This is normal. This is the way things should be”.  Especially if you throw lazy workers in the mix. Common sense should be the order of the day. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. People usually don’t like to be called a lazy, fat, slob.

When deadlines must be met and they are not, bosses become frustrated. In spite of all of the confusion in today’s world, there is no excuse for bullying. Use managerial skills or good company skills. If there is no company policy, It is your duty to create a policy for the company. Give each worker a policy handbook before they are hired and ask them to read it. If necessary, give them a mentor.  Bullying is agitating. It is not good at home, at school, at work or at play.

We should all remember, adults have feelings too. Just because you can threaten a worker it does not mean that you should. If it is done overtly or covertly, bullying is bullying. There is no place for bulling in a democratic society.   Coming into the United States the very first thing foreigners see is our Stature of Liberty. It reads:

 

“GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR.

YOUR HUDDLE MASSES YEARNING TO BREATH FREE.

THE WRETCHED REFUSE OF YOUR TEEMING SHORE.

SEND THESE, THE HOMELESS, TEMPEST-TOST TO ME.

I LIFT MY LAMP BESIDES THE GOLDEN DOOR”

Nowhere does it say
“Send me you bullies” or does it infer, we will bully you.