Bullying in the Workplace-Why?

How is your workplace? Is there a bullying among your coworkers? Is it your supervisor? Bullying is a problem, serious problem. The workplace is not paying attention to what is going on. Maybe the focus is too much on products and profits.Why would an organization not want their employees to feel safe and happy on their job?  When the employees are happy the production is high and absenteeism is low. The work is getting down. I presented at the recent conference on bullying in Shippensburg, PA. My topic address bullying in the workplace from a witnesses perspective. The highlights are on the webpage. http://www.workplacebullyingcoalition.org


I studied bullying for about 5 years. It is a serious topic. Some of the participants of the study felt they were working in a “toxic” environment. How do people do that? Some noted that they were on medication for depression or high blood pressure. One participant said-“I hate my job! I cry on my drive into work”. To read my study google:

Perceptions of bullying in the workplace: A phenomenological study.

There is no law in the United States to protect employees from being bullied. What can we do about it?



About familytreegirl

Shelley Murphy, aka “familytreegirl”, a native of Michigan residing in Central Virginia, Shelley has been an avid genealogist for over 25+ years researching the Davis, Marsh, Goens/Goins/Goings, Roper, Boyer, Worden, Cureton, and Murphy family lines. She is a Coordinator and faculty for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), presents Genealogy 101 workshops at the local community college, state and national genealogy conferences. She holds a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership and works as an adjunct professor for Averett University. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “Getting Started” Methods and Strategies for genealogy research, “Time and File management” along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Shelley currently has 20+ publications with Charlottesville Genealogy Examiner and the Central Virginia Heritage, a publication of the Central Virginia Genealogical Association. She is an instructor for the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Adjunct Professor, Professional Genealogist. Volunteers for American Red Cross as a Disaster Services Instructor, facilitates financial education workshops for the last 8 years, and former licensed Real Estate Broker
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