Bullying and Compassion

By |Apr 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] Bullying is the use of force or threat to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. The effects of bullying It was almost 7 weeks of my having been employed at this company and I already had three minor clashes with a fellow male co-worker. One day it reached boiling point and I ended up fighting back, physically. This incident led to fellow co-workers taking time off their daily tasks to write the required statements, hold several meetings and finally a disciplinary hearing that was chaired by the company lawyer and attended by two senior management staff. Through all of this, there was obviously the usual office chatter about the incident. I was not permanently employed at this place and I already had the spotlight on me for all wrong reasons. […]

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How to stop being bullied

By |Feb 24th, 2015|Articles|

By Telana Simpson A survey in 2013 revealed that 57% of school children in South Africa claimed to [...]

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