Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Don't let workplace bullies get you
Bullies try to put you down to shut you up, she says. They do this because they think you are a threat--so this is a compliment, really.
Ryan calls this Weenie Behavior. Weenies love rules. Rules keep them from stepping outside the lines, which they fear doing. You can get on a weenie's radar by being funny, popular, praised.
They try to knock you off balance--you sure don't know much about this business, do you?
Say a recruiter insists on your salary history and your last job was a low salary for some reason. Don't be intimidated. You don't need thi guy. Or gal.
They try to make you feel like a nobody--Only senior people need to know about THIS...That kind of thing.
Sometimes they try to convince you you need them--but the first time you question a piece of advice, WHAM!
They sometimes steal ideas--I thought of that before you were born!
My advice--shine them on. Try to avoid them. But don't hand over your lunch money.