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  •  I shouldn't have hijacked this (1+ / 0-)
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    thread, but to me, bullying and harassment are health issues.

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    by dfarrah on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 06:42:19 PM PDT

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    •  it's not a hijack, it's useful counterpoint. (0+ / 0-)

      And it demonstrates either that Reid isn't exercising proper management control of his middle-managers, or that he's complicit.

      A bit of sunshine might help disinfect your workplace.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 07:38:43 PM PDT

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      •  Kind of off-topic from the health care issue. The (1+ / 0-)
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        book is excellent.

        If there are personal issues about the organization in question and/or T.R. Reid in general, perhaps more information should be provided.

        Do we know if T.R. Reid is trying to improve the problems mentioned here or not?  He's one board member out of how many on an organization that is trying to do what?  And who are the workers and what is their role in the organization?

        •  I'm sure the book (0+ / 0-)

          is fine.

          The employees involved in perpetuating the abuse have been there many years; at least one has been the subject of numerous complaints.

          So, it is safe to say that the board is derilict.  

          The tone starts at the top; when you have the president and senior vice president retaliating and sabotaging an employee who complained about racism, then that explains the culture of the place and explains why other lower level employees know that they won't be held accountable for their actions.

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          by dfarrah on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 08:55:14 PM PDT

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    •  Colorado Coalition for the Homeless doesn't (0+ / 0-)

      sound like the name of a group that would be doing oppressive, bullying things.

      This is an odd post.

      Perhaps you need to write your own diary and provide more information?

      What workplace are you referring to?
      What good is happening?
      What problems are happening?
      What are the roles of the individuals involved in the problems?
      What is your own role here?

      •  Glad you asked, even if (0+ / 0-)

        you sound like one of the sock puppets that CCH pays to post on various websites.

        Workplace bullying has nothing to do with the mission of an organization.  It can and does happen anywhere.  And I do plan to do a diary on workplace bullying soon.

        I am a state coordinator for the effort to pass antiworkplace bullying legislation in Colorado because of my experiences.

        You may have noticed that school bullying has been a very hot topic over the past few years; you also may have become more aware of bullying because of the movie that was just released about bullying.

        Because schoolyard bullies grow up to be workplace bullies:

        Workplace Bullying Institute

        I am also glad to say that Vermont appears to be on the verge of passing an antiworkplace bullying law.

        The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

        by dfarrah on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 09:03:00 PM PDT

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        •  Workplace bullying is something I too have (0+ / 0-)

          experienced.  I'm opposed to it also.

          Why would you call me a sock puppet?  Because I want a better health care system?  Because I asked you for more information?  I didn't even get answers to my questions.

          Perhaps you need to look in the mirror if you are going to talk about bullying.

          •  Well, let's take a look (0+ / 0-)

            at your post.

            You call my post "odd," and you demand more information from me even though I've stated that I shouldn't have hijacked and gone off topic.  Then you disparage me by saying that I need to look at myself for not responding to your demands.

            Your posts here are simiarly defensive compared to posts by cch's sockpuppets at other forums, in particular, the Denver Post.  There is a poster there by the name of Pilgrim [whose initials are JP, I guess it's a coincidence that the pres of cch is John Parvensky].

            These sockpuppets are dismissive of the critical poster, and typically insult the critical poster, using words like "crazy," and other disparaging, contemptuous language.

            So, while your posts here aren't as hostile in tone, the content is similar.  

            Further, if a someone who had expertise in communication looked at our posts, I'm fairly certain that they would conclude that yours is borderline abusive with the dismissiveness, calling the post "odd," making a series of demanding questions, then being offended that I didn't immediately respond to your demands, then to top it all off, accusing me of bullying.  

            Your posts are a very good example, even if milder in tone, of an abusive effort.

            The banks have a stranglehold on the political process. Mike Whitney

            by dfarrah on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 09:44:20 AM PDT

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