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)
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
New CIO (Chief Information Officer) position available
"The University hopes to appoint a permanent replacement who is able to understand and anticipate future directions in teaching. "
The University of Newcastle should also notify applicants that they will have to be involved in blocking emails that relate to bullying or anything that is critical of the University, no matter how much evidence is presented.
Here is what happened to our emails when we were trying to give staff and students an opportunity to describe their bullying experiences.
"Anti-bullying messages blocked at request of Mary Sharp (49215723): firstname.lastname@example.org (state 14)."