February 07, 2012

Carl Baybut

The post below was just removed from the THE website.

I am interrupting the conversation to remind you that two years ago this coming Saturday Carl Baybut - an academic - took his own life. He hanged himself from a tree. Death was in part a release from the working conditions that Carl had had to endure at his university. After hundreds of postings on the thread which exposed Carl's hanging, THE blocked the thread. No explanation has ever been given as to why this action was taken. But it's not difficult to guess what the reasons were. The thread was sometimes used by other academics to share their experiences of alleged workplace bullying. Today on THE references to workplace bullying are routinely removed.

Silence is not the solution.



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Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry about him.I can totally understand how he felt at that time...

Anonymous said...


Part time lecturers are being harrassed and bullied.


Paul Kavanagh said...

I was grossly bullied by the Human Resources Director at the same University at the same time Carl committed suicide. I was paid off but it was to only sweep it under the carpet and cover the bullying the Baybut Coroner describes as "institutional bullying.