HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE AWARENESS– Workplace Abuse or Workplace Bullying

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As I am continuing a series on the various abuses, I will now proceed with the next abuse:   “workplace abuse” or “workplace bullying”.

The Workplace Bullying Institute’s definition of workplace bullying is “repeated, health-harming mistreatment of victims by one or more perpetrators that takes one or more of the following forms:
Verbal abuse, offensive conduct or behaviors (including nonverbal) which are threatening, humiliating, or intimidating, and work interference or sabotage which prevents work from getting done.
In other words, workplace abuse or bullying is mistreatment severe enough to compromise a targeted worker’s health, jeopardize her or his job and career, and strain relationships with friends and family. It is a campaign of interpersonal destruction at the hands of a coworker or boss.”

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“Workplace bullying is driven by the abusers need to control the targeted individual, requires consequences for the targeted individual, and escalates to involve others who side with the bully, either voluntarily or through coercion. It is similar domestic violence at work, where the abuser is on the payroll. These behaviors include psychological abuse, psychological harassment, personal harassment, and emotional abuse at work.”

“Being bullied at work most closely resembles the experience of being a battered spouse. The target is kept close to the abuser by the nature of the relationship between them like husband to wife or boss to subordinate or co-worker to co-worker. However, where school-age bullying usually affects the weakest, workplace bullying is different. Most victims of workplace abuse are veteran workers who others turn to for guidance. They are better liked and have empathy for people, even their bullies. Colleagues, customers, and management, with exception to the bully, appreciate the contributions that the victims bring to the workplace. These victims are ethical and honest. Some are whistle-blowers who expose fraudulent practices. They are not schemers or con artists. Most of these victims are people with a desire to help, heal, teach, develop, nurture others. These victims do not like confrontation and do not respond to aggression with aggression. Consequently, the abusers manipulate these situations for their own abusive advantage. Unfortunately, many of these victims of workplace abuse or bullying, lose their jobs due to the manipulation of their abusers…”

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Dear Lord, You know the many innocent people who are abused in the workplace. You know the wounds that result for this hidden, deceptive abuse by employers. I pray for healing and restoration for all victims. I pray for eyes to be opened to these abuses and that hearts will be opened to have compassion for these victims. I ask You to give strength and boldness to those who witness these abuses in the workplace so they will not fear for their own jobs and will have courage to speak out. Expose these abusers. Rescue these victims with healing and restoration in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Reference:

http://www.workplacebullying.org

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9 Responses to HE LIFTS US UP: ABUSE AWARENESS– Workplace Abuse or Workplace Bullying

  1. Tiera says:

    My mother told me about a situation at work where she felt bullied by the other women in her office and how she ended up quitting the best job of her life because of it. Even though she talked her supervisor, nothing helped. That’s sad.

    • secretangel says:

      Yes.. it is sad that she gave that up because of bullying and harassment at work. Workplace abuse is not discussed often but it is another growing area of abuse. I pray that all victims will be healed and restored and that God will give those who witness abuse the courage to speak out to help others. Too many employees are afraid for their own jobs, fearing retaliation in today’s workplace. Thanks for your support, my sister!

  2. Reblogged this on Tapestry ~Treasures and commented:
    I have heard it said that…”NO ONE LIKE A BULLY!” Here is a good article as to why you don’t have to put up with a BULLY!

  3. …joining up in prayer for you, Secret Angel. Go, Go, Go!!! May God’s UNFAILING LOVE speak forth healing to the emotional wounds, psychological cruelness and physical injuries caused by abusive people at the work place. Amen

    God Bless you~Zoey

  4. ptl2010 says:

    This is the promise of The Lord to you
    “Blessed are all they who fear The Lord, that walk in His ways. ” psalm 128:1
    2 condition for blessings on this promise.
    1. Fear The Lord ( not man or woman)
    2 Walk in The Lord’s ways ( not your way).

    Father we pray especially for SecretAngel today, give her special strength, courage, wisdom and Your love as she does what she has to do. Protect her from the schemes of evil men we pray. Amen.

  5. Amen!
    Add me to your prayer.

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