Lingyai said:I cannot believe that people allow bullying to happen to them as adults, this is a weird subject. Vexing indeed.
In the civilian workplace supervisors etc have many powers which they can use to try to intimidate their employees. Cutting pay rises is a very common one as is trumped up warnings and so on. I have had a jumped up crab 2.5 try it on with me and whilst I managed to bounce it back it still was an unpleasant 6 months or so, even though I had a good ally on the board, and I am sure he had a lot to do with the whole thing being dropped. Even so it does take it's toll, and you do need good friends inside the organisation to deal with it, and often the bullies pick on the outsider and that is where the real harm gets done. In my case I was targetted because I was a threat and not afraid to speak my mind.