It’s Day 61 of the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project and I’m pondering the power of social media. Though a few have chimed in on my “Pink Collar Coach Wages War on Workplace Bullying” post with its “Stop Workplace Bullying” image, there have been over 600 views on Linked In, 65 on Word Press and a little activity on Facebook. By no means do I claim to have mastered social media, but workplace bullying is an issue that can raise its ugly head and strike anyone at any moment. My husband keeps reminding me that throughout history, when the bullies come after one, and others do nothing, eventually they become the target.
That being the case, one would think there would be laws in place to protect those in the workplace from bullying. But there aren’t. At least not in the United States. In Victoria, British Columbia, Brodie’s Law was instated in 2011 when a young woman, Brodie Panlock, took her own life after being bullied relentlessly at work. Considering the fact that this same dynamic is at play in America’s workplaces and has been associated with thoughts of/suicides, it seems the US way past due on taking action.
As a Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose chick, this post is probably the most meaningful I’ve ever is written. I’m not sure how this should work, but I’m asking anyone who has been bullied, knows of someone who has been, or simply cares about the issue to like the post. Who knows, perhaps if we come together on this issue, we may be able to make a difference. Imagine it going viral and getting the attention of legislators…
Please join me in this War on Workplace Bullying and Like and Share this post as your vote! Thank you!