Workplace drama - Day 2
A young lady from the new hire class walked out crying today. I stopped to see if I could help. Then guided her into a side room and asked what had happened.
It seems she overheard some other young ladies in the class whispering about her. Saying things like she was flirting with the trainer etc. as well as about her appearance. She is a thin young woman, barely weighs 100 lbs by the look of her. I feel she probably has low self esteem and some anxiety problems but this certainly did not help.
Another co-worker walked in to talk to her and I went to get the trainer from the class to join us. I stayed in his class while he left to go see what was happening.
I told his class that they were all young adults now, and not in school any longer. I said bullying is not to be done at the workplace or anywhere else for that matter. I told them they were young adults now, and needed to act accordingly. Then I said this...
The one thing in this world we can do for each other is be kind. Without kindness it makes it really tough to get along in this world of ours. We are all going to the same place when we die. Don't you want to be the best person you can be to others while you are alive?
One fella nodded his head. I knew which little group had upset the girl. They were all ducking their heads, casting eyes to the ground, and not saying anything. Only turning around to each other giving the look like she (me) knows its us. I knew.
I have zero tolerance for any type of bullying. When I see it I'm going to call it what it is, and call them out. No matter where I am, at work, at the store, or school. TIME'S UP!