Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Friday, May 4, 2012

40,000 visitors!

Our blog has just reached the milestone of 40,000 visitors!

The majority of visitors are from Australia (67.5%) - people who have been bullied at the University of Newcastle, ex-staff and students, potential staff and students, and probably people (management?) who check nervously to see what further truth has come out about the university.

Other visitors to this blog are from the USA (10.3%), Belgium (5%) and the United Kingdom (4%) with smaller numbers visiting from other European or Asian countries.  So 13,000 people visited the blog from outside of Australia to discover more about the bullying culture of the University of Newcastle.

It is great that so many people are visiting out blog.  Most websites are thrilled to have more visitors but isn't it distressing to even have this blog in the first place!

1 comment:

  1. This is an amazing achievement as well as an indictment on the real state of affairs at the country's No. 11 (self-claimed) university!

    Something is seriously rotten in the state of Denmark!