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05/08/12 | 14:54PM
Bullying at Verizon - What is Bullying

What is Workplace Bullying?
Workplace Bullying is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of one or more persons (the targets) by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:
• Verbal abuse.
• Offensive conduct/behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating or intimidating
• Work interference – sabotage – which prevents work from getting done.

Why is it a problem?
It is a problem that has invaded the life of 37% adult Americans without invitation. In its more severe forms, it triggers a host of stress-related health complications -- hypertension, auto-immune disorders, depression, and anxiety to PTSD. The person's immediate job and often career are often disrupted.
To read more about the health harms from Bullying please visit the target section at the WBI website, at: http://www.workplacebullying.org/
For employers it's a problem, too. Often, it is the least skilled who attack the best and brightest workers because of the perceived threat they imagine. When the perpetrator has the power to deprive her or his target of a livelihood, and the economic and health security the job represents, bullying is an abuse of authority. U.S. employers are loathe to stop bullying, let alone acknowledge its existence.

What is currently being done about it?
American employees are stuck when working as at-will employees. Given that there are six candidates for each job opening during this recession, people stay in miserable work conditions getting sicker each day from stress-related health complications. While working in less than desirable jobs in toxic work environments, they see the few workers' rights eroded.
Some brave, early-adopting employers realized that stopping bullying is good for business. Sioux City Iowa is the first school district in the nation to address workplace bullying for their adult employees. They have voluntarily created policies and credible enforcement procedures to purge destructive individuals. But these pioneering employers are few and far between.
American unions have also begun to learn about bullying and some have even been trained to provide peer support for their bullied members. Bullying is a vexing problem for most unions when the mistreatment is member-on-member. Canadian unions have a mixed record from exemplary responses to eliminate bullying to denial.

Why do we need a Law?
Employers react to laws with internal policies. The real value of a law, and the true purpose of the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill, is to get employers to prevent bullying with policies and procedures that apply to all employees. The Bill, crafted by law professor David Yamada for the Healthy Workplace Campaign, gives good employers incentives to do the right thing by avoiding expensive litigation.

Interesting Facts

Did you know that 35% of the US workforce reports being bullied at work?

Did you know that in 80% of those cases the bullying was legal? Millions of Americans are affected by workplace bullying.

Visit: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org to find out more, how to help this bill become law in your state, and to possible volunteer your services.



Healthy Workplace Bill

Healthy Workplace Bill:
Healthy Workplace National Bill page: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/



Misc Important Links

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): “Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough” or “Bullying at Verizon – Healthy Workplace Bill”

My Speech / News Paper Article:
Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video), I begin the speech about Verizon at the 27:00 minute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pPe2gqGRI&feature=share

Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Newspaper Article):
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/128768/savino-englebright-push-bill-to-fight-workplace-bullying/


National Petition:
Here’s a National Petition against Workplace Bullying that generates individual emails notifying both President Obama & DOL Secretary Solis each time someone signs — please help us reach our goal and get the word out:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-us-workers/


Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough / Petition:
http://signon.org/sign/bullying-at-verizon-enough?source=c.em.cp&r_by=4096164



“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

Yours truly,

Neal W. Dias
645 Marvel Street
Swansea, MA. 02777
774-319-3931

My Email Address:
Fightingfor7years@hotmail.com

My Blog Page:
Blog Address (GOOGLE): “Bullying at Verizon – Enough is Enough”

Neal W. Dias - Verizon H8er ID: A0CA9B



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05/08/12 | 22:12PM
I've worked for several big corporations over the years including Verizon. The older the company the worse it is. The bigger it is the worse it is. Older companies always have a good old boy club or network. There are too many departments and locations for adequate corporate control. Many managers run their particular locations like a warlord. They execute their responsibilities like a gangster. They are like wild dogs defending their territory. They feel entitled and yearn for the good old days where the ends justified the means in their corporate world. Their mindset spreads like a disease, an infestation of vermon.

Guarantee you the garbage management at Verizon and other companies learned or were exposed to the same type of behavior they exhibit. Their attitude is a disease that must be erradicated. They were probably victims of bullying themselves and do not even realize it. That is why many cannot tell right from wrong.

Part of the problem is fluffing off eeo training. Some barge through just to say they completed it and others don't pay serious attention since it's not technical job related material. That shows their childishness right there because they are like a teenage rebel who refuses to pay attention in class.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 176C1B

05/09/12 | 15:47PM
The warlord mantra is the gods honest truth. Each manager uses his subordinates to manipulate work reports to insure his or her year end bonus (TIP check). VZ managers on the whole is a pile of nutcases that all need to be relived . Too much corruption with 20+ yr employees in the same work group.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 4C6C7D

05/09/12 | 17:57PM
Those 20 year plus employees/management are always the most dangerous in any company. They figured they survived that long they shouldn't or can't be fired along feeling entitled to do what they want.

The problem is at Verizon and other cry baby bells is that the 20 year plus employee started their careers when there was still alot of predivestiture pissed & entitled employees still working there. The current management is simply doing what they were taught and/or observed. They were contaminated by the miffed predivestiture employee who never got over the break up.

Anonymous - Verizon H8er ID: 176C1B


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