Saturday, January 10, 2009

Workplace Bullies Are Bullies Outside Work, Too

Yesterday's Arizona Republic included two wire service fillers about mean, nasty behaviors toward one's neighbors. The first told of a 37-year-old man who tore open his neighbor's door with a chain saw. It seems that Robert Kane was upset because his neighbor's friend had parked in front of Kane's house.

The second story reported a man who had been sprinkling the driveways of neighbors he doesn't like with roof nails to cause flat tires. A policeman staking out a victim's home caught the perpetrator in the act of scattering nails. He was charged with harassment,  criminal tampering,  and mischief.

More than likely, these men are employed somewhere. How would you like be in the same workspace with either of them?

Workplace bullies are bullies before they darken the workplace door.

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