Don't take it lying down | Career Boosters | Career Centre | ClassifiedPost Hong Kong
Home > Career Centre > Career Boosters > Survival Tips > Don't take it lying down
Career Boosters
Don't take it lying down
Nora Tong
update on Friday, November 5, 2010

If you are being ostracised at the office, ridiculed by colleagues and are feeling downtrodden as a result, here are some ways to free yourself from workplace bullying:

Find out what has gone wrong

Talk to a trusted colleague and find out if there has been a breakdown in communication between you and your tormentor, or if you have behaved in a way that has led to misunderstandings.

Seek help from counsellors

Some companies provide access or referrals to professional counsellors. Ask HR if this is available. Alternatively, visit a counsellor or clinical psychologist.

Talk with your boss or with HR

Explain the situation to your boss. Take the matter up with HR if your supervisor is the "bully" concerned. But don't expect a panacea for your interpersonal issues. Come up with suggestions, such as transferring to another team or adjusting working hours.

Remember: there is much more to life than your job

Develop a hobby - many people have built a career on their passion. Your newly acquired interest may open a brave new world.

Advice from Professor Angela Shik Wai-yan, an assistant professor of social work at Chinese University, as told to Nora Tong

Leave a comment
Leave your comment
* Mandatory Fields
* Name
* Email address
The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account, used to display your avatar.
* Comment
Leave a comment
Search Career Centre
Match Jobs
Our world-class job-matcing technology will match your profile with quality jobs from HK's best companies.