January 23, 2018

Making bullying a “national issue” is turning employers into “therapists”

Tanveer AhmedRebel Commentator


I assess bullying claims in the workplace as part of my job as a psychiatrist.

I'll tell you about some of these cases, which reveal today's greater emphasis on the victim's perceptions rather than the bully's actions, and have great implications regarding the roles of government and workplaces.

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commented 2018-01-24 12:19:34 -0500
Liza said in part, “We should be encouraging and teaching people to stand up for themselves. They need a few more tools in their tool box. People are being hobbled by the nanny state. They no longer know the difference between a real grievance and an annoyance.”

So true Liza.
commented 2018-01-24 11:56:37 -0500
Who would want to hire any employees in this day and age. All this government interference will make it impossible for a business owner to do what he got into business for. Safe workplace, should not mean he should have to care about the emotional state of an employee beyond how it affects performance on the job.

Tammie said, “Fragility is not an asset in the workplace….screen more carefully and the don’t hire people who are adverse to taking responsibility and perceive everything as a social injustice.”

That is it in a nutshell,Tammie. However, our government thinks discernment is prejudice and being a discriminating employer when it comes to choosing ‘the right man for the job’ is discrimination against someone, when in fact it is merely an employer being circumspect.

We should be encouraging and teaching people to stand up for themselves. They need a few more tools in their tool box. People are being hobbled by the nanny state. They no longer know the difference between a real grievance and an annoyance.
commented 2018-01-24 08:44:26 -0500
Jay Kelly, cite your sources.
commented 2018-01-24 02:15:45 -0500
Why are the ones who use Bullying as means to virtue signal the same ones who crap on anyone who simply fights back? That is the only real solution.
commented 2018-01-24 01:14:27 -0500
Interesting and unusual video from The Rebel. Australian psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed speaks about bullying in the workplace.

In a sense The Rebel is using this story as a way to advance its own workplace environment. So much has been reported on here about the difficulties of the workplace environment.

This brief story might have a positive impact.
commented 2018-01-23 22:37:21 -0500
Rotating jobs and shifts, can do a lot to relive boredom and it’s cousin, mental breakdown. This most often happens in a Factory environment.
commented 2018-01-23 19:53:35 -0500
The last thing employers need is to be thrust in the position of being a therapist. Fragility is not an asset in the workplace….screen more carefully and the don’t hire people who are adverse to taking responsibility and perceive everything as a social injustice.
If an employee needs therapy; take it out of the workplace and seek a qualified person to engage with.
commented 2018-01-23 18:15:35 -0500
I agree. Employers can not be held accountable for the psychological welfare of their employees. Responsibility of the employees’ mental health rests on the employee. It is called maturity.
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