Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

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“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 9, 2014

Spot the difference????????

THEN
From Caroline McMillen on the University of Newcastle blog - November 29th 2012
Blog

This begins with the following paragraph:-
"This week saw the tabling of an important report on workplace bullying by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. Bullying in the workplace is a topic that often generates polarised discussion. Some fail to appreciate that bullying can occur in any workplace, while others strongly believe that bullying is a problem in every workplace."
and on and on .....

NOW
From Caroline McMillen on her "From the VC's desk" blog - May 8th 2014
Blog

This begins with the following paragraph:-
"This week saw the tabling of an important report on workplace bullying in Australia by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment. Bullying in the workplace is a topic that often generates polarised discussion. Some fail to appreciate that bullying can occur in any workplace, while others strongly believe that bullying is a problem in every workplace."
and on and on EXACTLY THE SAME as in the blog of November 29th 2012. .......

"This week" was Monday 26th November 2012.

Self-plagiarism?  Deja vu?  - Check this for yourselves.



4 comments:

  1. The fact is a whole university is in ruins and she is responsible for it happening.

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  2. Dealing with Caroline and the NeW UoN, closest video to the experience I could find

    http://youtu.be/mqIpAyHJ2ws

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  3. Notice how the woman has the same response no matter how amoral the subject is?? Love that top!!!!!

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  4. Caroline is not the real balance of power at the University. Instead the real manipulation lies elsewhere in the chancellory, namely one of her close associates.

    This person has been described many times as a pathological bully and sycophant. This person is not creative or innovative but fundamentally destructive. Analysis of that person's mannerisms from speech in videos and reliable anecdotes suggest a strong sociopathy stemming from what is likely to be a negative oedipal complex. Negotiations of the heart or morals are foreign objects to this personality type.

    Ultimately Caroline is responsible for the overall result. If she is letting someone else manipulate her then she is still to blame. Why is she such a pushover?

    Asking a bully to stop bullying gets one precisely nowhere. Look at the results. It is sickening to watch highly slick "anti
    - bullying" videos from the UoN featuring the very core architect of the problem.

    One does not learn honesty from a thief. One often falters to do good in the court of a liar. I admit Caroline's lack of courage makes her not likable yet she is also a victim.

    Do we have to watch the University completely disintegrate before the person mentioned above is taken to task? I think the chancellory is insisting on it.

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