Thank you NBC For Deleting Workplace Bullying Scene From “The Office”!

The Office was expected to include a scene highlighting workplace bullying in this season’s season opener.  Humor takes broad liberties but this topic didn’t need to enter mainstream television as a trivial joke — far too many of us have suffered the humiliating physical and financial ramifications.  But, maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to judge.  The deleted clip was dead on in depicting what far too many trainers and experts have fed to the media —  the concept that bullying is “intentional” (check out the text on the blackboard).  As the dialog and interactions of the cast members show,  bullies are often clueless to their actions and the impact of their actions.  Here’s the scene – judge for yourself:

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