September 01, 2008

Influence of British academe? ; )

Influence of British academe? ;)

I know it happens everywhere, but I am just gobsmacked by the number of cases I have just heard of quite by accident. Three different people in the same small field in three different UK departments? In my own RG uni I know of at least three mobings in addition to my own and three other serious bullyings. All women as it happens. All cases I am aware of involved the withdrawal, retirement and/or removal (ie silencing by comp agreement) of the victims. My Union rep told me he has seen this over and over again and most people sign on the dotted line and don't fight back, so lord knows what the REAL numbers are.


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