August 30, 2011

Aussie uni bullying stories...

The University of Newcastle: It is very, very difficult to 'move on' from workplace bullying.

Many of us have been bullied out of work /study at the University of Newcastle.

It is not at all possible for us to 'move on'. We cannot move on because we have nowhere to go!

My job ended but so did my career - the bully used her contacts to alert her friends and colleagues in all the universities in Australia.

I am not even considered for new positions, I am refused entry to meetings and workshops, purposely avoided by previous colleagues, etc.

So, where do I move on to? Out of Australia with no references?

Leave my work helping people that I am passionate about and forget my hard-earned qualifications and experience (25 years in a specialist field) and "just" start again?

I am not sure it is humanly possible not to feel bitter and excessively angry when you have worked hard, done the right thing, tried to maintain standards, etc and the bullies, with their dodgy ethics, continue to be rewarded and to rise and rise in the University.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It could be your turn next.

Speak out.

You know it makes sense.

Silence is not the solution.

Aphra Behn