So what do you think?
Is this work performance management?
Is this bullying?
Comments by respondents to our survey of bullying at the University of Newcastle:-
- forced to sign on documents without giving chance to read. Swearing at me and hit me when I denied to sign the document without reading.
- The program convenor had a complaint made against her and she told other staff that it was me. Things got really bad from this point.
- Being forced to perform tasks outside of current job description with no negotiation, expected to work longer hours ie work 8hrs but only paid 7hrs, must share diary with supervisor & note where I am at all times
- I have had my job threatened all year - told if I do not work all public holidays and some weekends which required then I will lose my job. ALso feeling intimidated so that I can not take a lunch break without feeling as if this is doing something wrong, punished for taking annual leave. Been told by my manager that she hates me and I want to complain but I am too scared to do so.
- "don't try getting another job at the Uni - you won't while I am here"
- Being lied to. Having items stolen from my desk drawers.
- 1. Having my funding threatened, being threatened with explusion
- 2. Taking credit for ideas or work I had done. Sending me to meetings with insufficient information.Preventing me from using initiative - bully felt professionally threatened
- 3. Being dismissed from a position on unfair grounds.
- 4. Suggestions (by deans, DVCs, HOS etc) that family members (1 student, 1 academic) at the Uni would have degree/career interfered with if I persisted in my complaints.
- 5. Railroaded in conversations to the point of intimidation. Having an 'answer' for everything, including outright lies to undermine my reputation.
- Threatened that I might lose my job. The bully made it clear that she was responsible for my appointment and that she could influence whether it continued or not.