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)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT at the University of Newcastle

Academics "may be more cautious about speaking up when they see behavior that is questionable or when they have concerns about another faculty member".

Academia "is not a true meritocracy in the truest sense of the word for faculty members.  If you anger - or get the wrong side of - the wrong person, it can be difficult to advance, no matter how talented you are". Wilson

Are the staff at the University of Newcastle too scared to speak up, too self-involved to take the risk or are they so busy brown-nosing their managers and senior-management at the University that they cannot see anything at all?
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5 comments:

  1. DOES THIS SCENARIO SOUND FAMILIAR .?
    I know of a student that has been bullied by the ...............department, three years ago two supervisors decided they should not be doing the course and one person vetoed them and gave them a go. For three years they lied about the student ,the first year the lies and accusation were gutter level, something you would expect from street kids.the student was strongly advised to take a year off. Which they did, with the promise that on return the two supervisors plus one other,who had made scathing accusations about them would not be allowed to have anything to do with them. That didn't happen! On return they had the two supervisors that they weren't supposed to have as their supervisors! Thing went from bad to worse with this student working extremely hard with what appeared on the surface as positive feedback from one of the supervisors only to be assassinated at the mid year placement review! With No explanations offered by their actions ( the supervisors) . Things deteriorated when this student was accused of removing files (which didn't happen) ! While on sick leave they were terminated and have been fighting to prove their innocence ever since. The supervisors ( for want of a better name) STILL have their positions, still getting a wage, meanwhile this student has lost three years of their life, been destroyed by these low life bullies with ENORMOUSLY power, I could really get into details but why? This establishment has too much power, and with extreme power come corruption! People with power treat powerless people with distain

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    1. Hey if I was a professor of something I can't actually do I might be tempted to post confidential student information like the comment above.

      I hope I never turn out like that short, dirty acne scarred greasy leather jacket coward pimp of a bully.

      Come to think of it he would too if he had any idea how he actually comes across.

      Rich gardens and full villages may be.

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    2. I know the professor you speak of. I even saw the dirty movies he so eagerly showed others, along with the infamous "goat" and "coke" photos.

      The same man texts pictures of his you know what to other staff members by looking up their Facebook pages.

      The problem is that he's a complete sociopathic sicko and he can't change. Do University management keep protecting him because it would be too damaging to their own interests to expose him?

      Let's face it though. He's not good at what he says he's a professor of.

      He uses jargon and long words to confuse people but is still terribly inadequate and unsuitable as an educator. If you were sent a photo of his wrinkly diseased --#( you would understand completely.


      He really has no idea at all.

      I remember one time where he was too drugged out to stay awake during a presentation. Another time he was trying to claim another staff member was plotting to kill him, just so he could have them removed.

      I don't know why the University are keeping him.

      The professor spends most of his time plotting diabolical schemes and stalking other.

      If you come up with a good idea he will attack you out of jealousy.

      If you withdraw from trying to interact with him he also gets offended and again attacks you for "targeting" him and doubles his efforts to sabotage you.

      The faculty is a complete sham because of this professor. I wish I had a dollar for every student who spoke to me about how bad their experiences were at the faculty.

      Many have said they would have liked to have continue to study at the faculty but decided not to simply because of this professor and his "habits".

      The University wants to attract students yet subjects them to such vile degradation when they are enrolled. It doesn't make sense.

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    3. I bet the porn professor has read this and is on a huge cover up mission. He will probably bully those who saw the movies and photos, attacking their credibility and job security too.

      The problem is though he thrives on exploiting and hurting others.

      What was especially sick that one of his films featured an Asian woman subjected to all kinds of sexually humiliating scenarios for "entertainment".

      Correct me if I am wrong but it appears she could not speak English very well and could not have explained what the professor did to her to someone else.

      I think she was probably forced into making the film.

      There is very little chance anyone would willingly subject themselves to such acts let alone consent to being filmed in front of an audience. The footage was shown to staff and students on campus by the same professor without her full consent either.

      What a complete sicko.

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    4. The dirty ^&*( is still bullying others. The faculty he used to lord over in is now basically an empty shell. I could have predicted this waste of tax money years ago but no one listened.

      For the record.

      I WAS NEVER A STAFF MEMBER AT THE FACULTY!!!

      The fact that the professor still bullies other staff for the contents of this blog just confirm everything I claim he is. He is an opportunistic parasite with no courage at all.

      I challenge this individual to prove me wrong and come up with something stunning and worthwhile. Something not pornographic.

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