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Bullying also widespread in workplace

In most news and media, it is always stated that school children or students that were bullied. Many seem to ignore that the employees are bullied too.

Employees worldwide including educators faced issues on workplace bullying.

Workplace bullying in the education setting has the potential to negatively influence teaching and learning and is a great concern and  a violation of employees, including educators, human and labor rights.




 Workplace bullying is an appearance of social weakness most meanings of working environment harassing center around the superior-subordinate connection between the gatherings required in a tormenting relationship.

Principals, headmasters, district education officers, state education officers or the superior ranking education officers are the main perpetrators of workplace bullying and that they target those with lesser status (normally new young teachers or educators), are confirmed by the number of incidents reported, as well as previous research on workplace bullying in general and the teaching fraternity in particular.

Bullying is likely to occur in schools and educational institutions where organizational chaos reigns. Such schools and institutions are portrayed by incompetent, unprincipled, abusive leadership, lack of accountability, fairness and transparency.

The social powerless victims are subjected to open mortification, negligence, confinement and discrimination.

Bullies' show unfairness, lack of transparency in the work environment, and the discrediting of the professional lives of the victims.

Many would like to share their own experiences as victims of workplace bullying or friends of the victims but decided to keep mumps as some would say "we were too afraid to stand up for our colleague" and "nowadays everyone is afraid to raise any point".

Studies show verbal abuse is by all accounts the most well-known kind of workplace bullying and harassing. The spreading of malevolent gossipy tidbits is by all accounts a most loved strategy of spooks.

Threatening behaviour seems to be a common bullying tactic. Another way that bullies take control over the victim is by all accounts their impolite way towards those they don't hold in high regard; for instance, the bully "treats us like youngsters or children; he doesn't approach us with respect "and "makes me feel little".

Social isolation, favoritism and nepotism, were also identified by participants as features of workplace bullying.

A colleague had been in the organization for more than 10 years, and for 10 times in row duration,  his study scholarship was rejected whereas new colleague of less than 5 years in the organization was successful. Discrimination is a kind of bullying too.

The autocratic, abusive management style of the ‘head bullies’ regularly results in apathy among members of staff (e.g. "We ended keeping silent during meetings. Let him run the meeting by himself" and "nowadays she is afraid to raise any point".)

The ‘head bullies’ (mostly senior officers) abuse their power, because they have reward and coercive powers such as professional development opportunities, promotion, workload, as well as appointment and dismissal of remunerated and non-permanent educators.

Bully bosses are the most challenging workplace bullies to deal with. In order to deal with them effectively, you’re going to need some help.

Standing up for yourself might not always play out too well for you.

Since bully bosses are in a power position over you, they could make your work life a living hell if you try to do something that embarrasses them or bruises their fragile egos.

Good documentation is an extremely powerful tool that cannot be underestimated.

If you’re dealing with a boss who is known for his bullying, you need to get into “court reporter mode” and stealthily get your documentation on.

Keep track of everything relating to the bullying incidents, emails/texts; including exact quotes (if possible), dates, times, everything.

For teachers and educators of the Malaysia, Ministry of Education they might be able to channeled their ‘complaints’ through the Customer Service by dialing Anti Bully Toll Free Line (ADU DISIPLIN) 1-800-884774 or e-mailing: E-mail: kpkkpm@moe.gov.my . See also http://www.moe.gov.my/index.php/en/hubungi-kami/suara-anda/khidmat-pelanggan .

Azizi Ahmad MalayMail Letters July 13, 2017

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