Workplace Bullying: What Google Search Page Are You On? We Are #1!

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Woo Hoo! Who cares what google search page we show up on?  You should because we are fighting to highlight and promote diverse voices and alternative approaches to prevent workplace bullying and make your life safer. And, we did this without funding, advertising, or revenues.  Word of mouth still rules!  If you keep seeking us out on Google we’ll be there for you: Continue reading

Working man blues – it’s time to “trickle down”!

Merle Haggard’s “Working Man Blues”

During the recession many of us had to take hits to our paychecks to help businesses and state agencies stay afloat.  This Merle Haggard song goes out to all the organizers trying to force a live-able wage from major corporations. CNN reports: “McDonald’s, the world’s largest hamburger joint, hasn’t fared so poorly. Last year, sales increased 12 percent. The largest U.S. retailer Wal-Mart hasn’t done so badly either. Even at the height of the recession in 2009, the company’s sales rose 7 percent.” Dear Walmarts – if you won’t share the pain then at least share the wealth!

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Warm hugs of thanks to our most precious worker – the first responder

(Letter from Staten Island)

Dear First Responders:

Hurricane Sandy tanker

photo by Beverly Peterson

Monday night an ominous OEM alert, “shelter in place,” flashed onto my cellphone and our neighborhood’s power flickered out.  It was comforting to hear emergency sirens piercing the dark as Hurricane Sandy began pushing the Hudson River up our street.   A few blocks away an oil tanker washed ashore.  Transformers
exploded lighting the sky with strange alien flashes.  The smell of Continue reading

Getting Along With Co-Workers 1950s Style

Years ago when I made my first documentary on the topic of workplace bullying & harassment I found the old training film for secretarial schools posted below.  In it a young-ish woman is about to take her first clerical position.   No one bothered to mention to her that she’d probably be called “girl” “sweetie” “honey” or that her bosses would make rude insinuations she’d have to ignore in order to keep her job.  That enlightenment was still decades away.  Here’s a link to a great resource with  thorough information on sexual harassment laws today.  I send a big warm hug to all of the women who worked so hard over the decades to fight for our rights. Continue reading