There will always be times when you’ll be ticked off by a coworker’s actions. It’s just inevitable. Whether it’s an offensive joke or lack of cooperation, you will always have disagreements with your colleagues at work. But how do you know if it’s already bullying? First of all, bullying is a series of offensive actions. There is a pattern. And the offensive actions are always targeted towards you. Sometimes, it’s a personal attack. It’s no longer related to work. In this article today, we will look at the signs that you’re being bullied by a colleague at the workplace.
Talking behind your back
Gossiping is one of the red flags of bullying in the office. Some workplace bullies are not upfront about their disregard for you, so they just show it by talking about you negatively behind your back. If the bullies don’t see you as an ally, they might try and spread false stories to ruin your character.
Disregarding you in meetings
Another sign of workplace bullying is when your coworker blatantly disregards you during meetings. This might include not including you in important emails, not asking about your ideas, or ignoring your suggestions. Usually, it does not mean that your ideas are not valuable. It’s just that the bully wants to discourage you and make you upset by treating you like this.