Bullied out of the office
Re: ‘How to handle an office bully’ (Metro, July 22)
Your article brought back bad memories of how unfairly and illegally I was treated in ALL of my past office jobs.
It was horrible! Being a single female and a new employee at an entry-level position was all it took.
I was targeted at every job from both men and women. It got to the point where I would inform/complain to Human Resources to handle the situation, but because I was new and at a low-paying position, it was overlooked and the mistreatment would continue. Speaking up to the person didn’t work for me. I was young and wasn’t taken seriously.
I learned over time that using the word “attorney” has a lot of power. I was forced to seek legal help at times in order to rightfully receive unemployment benefits as a result of the companies failure to put a stop to the abuse and allow me to keep my job.
Thank you for the article!
Laureen Petrillo, via email