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The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

sj (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 21st November 2020, 14:47

So, after Sir Philip Rutnam resigned in March over the latest in a string of bullying allegations against Priti Patel, Boris orders an independent inquiry into it.
The report is published and, despite Boris allegedly asking for it 'to be palatable', it says her actions were bullying and that she broke the Ministerial Code.  Yet Boris says he does not believe it, rejects its findings, backs her (again) and says he has 'full confidence' in her.  Astonishing.
It's completely unprecedented that somebody breaking the code does not leave their position, so much so that Sir Alex, the independent advisor in ministerial standards resigns too as the contents of the report are completely disregarded.
So yeah, bullying in schools is not OK - but it's fine for the Home Secretary to do it as it can just be ignored.  f***in' disgrace.
What was the point of the investigation and report?

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RE: The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 21st November 2020, 15:21

Apparently a female civil servant attempted suicide after Patel's targeted bullying of her.

RE: The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Saturday, 21st November 2020, 15:48

Quote:
sj says...
"So yeah, bullying in schools is not OK"

No, it is now...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-54988187

People used to (probably still do) joke about how anyone working for the local council just isn't competent enough to make it in the private sector. They should look all the way to the top of government.

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RE: The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

Brooky (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 11:26

Well I worked in New York and New Jersey as an Office Temp , its an office job where you worked on temporary assignments, some can become permanent positions., and I saw male n females
bosses bullying I was so surprised that I
decline jobs cause of their behavior. ,,,
That happened during 1960’s thru 1980’s
I am so happy being retired 😀.

This item was edited on Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 11:28

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RE: The irony of ignoring bullying in Anti-Bullying Week

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 13:18

Being a boss for many decades I hate seeing bullying and practical jokers at work, as it can lead to disastrous consequences.
Seen plenty of this during my time as an employee to others, and hated it.

Now as a boss, without going into the gory details of having to take employees to hospital on a failed practical joke, or split employees apart during a fight, I always give new employees on the worksite the rules of working, where they can get written warnings, and after that if repeated an offence, the sack. Most of this is down to safety, like ensure wearing PPE (hard hat, high vis jacket, safety boots etc), also foul language or signage affecting the public, abuse on site, bad work practice leading to dangers, found p***ing on site instead of going to portaloo, etc. Yes, its a glamorous life on a worksite - not!

Employees have been well warned when joining the workforce, about bullying and practical joking which is so dangerous on a work site or elsewhere, can be mentally and physically harming, and are sacking offences if found out.

Bullying can be very subtle, as one example decades ago was that we used to sell safety boots on site (all other PPE was supplied free) and if not paid outright, an option was there for money to be deducted from wages in 6 weekly instalments, and found one guy had paid twice over a short period of time without complaint, and it was a bullying guy that forced him to pay for his boots or get bashed up. I found out this money deduction discrepancy, and sacked the bully and paid back the victim back.

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