Work Issues & Bullying
Stress in the workplace happens for a number of reasons – some
people suffer due to the volume of work put upon them by a manager or
supervisor, others experience bullying because of their gender, colour
or creed, and occasionally, individuals generate their own stress by
setting themselves targets which are beyond their capabilities.
Stress in the workplace is classified when symptoms begin to manifest.
Some of those symptoms could be as follows:
Stomach and abdominal pain
Butterflies in the stomach
Nervous about going to work the night before
Racing or thumping heart beat
Sweaty palms or forehead
Sweating when not physically active
This list is not exhaustive and relates to the most typical reactions to
stress in the workplace. If you are experiencing any physical symptoms
going to your GP to out rule any other cause is advisable.
Psychological type symptoms:
Uncharacteristic irritability or frustration
A lack of concentration or memory
Erratic mood swings and emotional outbursts
A loss of your sense of humour
Eating more frequently than you normally would or eating less frequently
An inability to make decisions
Self-depreciation and talking about things negatively
Anxiety and depression
If you are experiencing some or most of these symptoms it is time to talk to
someone…talk to us.
What is Bullying?
Bullying in the workplace has been described in various ways. The
Health and Safety Authority’s definition is that it is:
"repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal,
physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another
or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which
could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual‘s right to
dignity at work."
An isolated incident of the behaviour described in this definition may be
an affront to dignity at work but as a once off incident is not considered
to be bullying. Examples of situations of where bullying is considered:
Purposely undermining someone
Targeting someone for special negative treatment
Manipulation of an individual‘s reputation
Social exclusion or isolation
Aggressive or obscene language
Jokes that are obviously offensive to one individual by spoken word or email
Intrusion by pestering, spying and stalking
Unreasonable assignments to duties which are obviously unfavourable to one individual
Repeated requests with impossible deadline or impossible task
One or all of the situations listed above can have a devastating impact on
your psychological wellbeing.
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