Townie® Poll

Professional bullying

Poll conducted from 5/29/2017 To 7/7/2017

Have you ever experienced or witnessed bullying in your workplace?
57 total votes
84%
Yes
16%
No
Which person was the bully?
31 total votes
29%
DDS/owner
23%
Office manager
10%
Front Desk
23%
Assistant
16%
RDH
What form did the bullying take? Check the option that occurred most frequently
31 total votes
26%
Gossip/whispering campaigns
0%
Threats to fire you or reduce your pay
6%
Inconsistency; i.e. ‘moving the goal posts' regarding office policies
13%
Being obstructive and making it difficult to perform your duties properly
6%
Insufficient support with sterilization tasks, etc
3%
Overbooking your schedule
6%
Under- booking your schedule, thus reducing your working hours
6%
Imposing unrealistic or unreasonable expectations; Being overly critical of your work
13%
‘Silent treatment': exclusion from conversations; Kept out of the loop regarding changes in protocol
19%
Verbal abuse, yelling reprimands in the presence of other staff and/or patients
How long did the bullying continue?
31 total votes
26%
Less than 6 months
19%
6-12 months
16%
12 -24 months
39%
More than 2 years
Did it affect your health?
31 total votes
68%
Yes
32%
No
If so, how did it affect your health?
28 total votes
50%
Anxiety
11%
Depression
7%
Other health issues
32%
Not applicable
How did you manage the bullying/bully?
31 total votes
26%
Ignore it
26%
Confront the bully
23%
Resign
0%
Initiate a lawsuit
16%
Lodge a formal complaint
10%
Other
How did it end?
31 total votes
13%
When you confronted the bully
10%
When you reported it to your boss
32%
You resigned
6%
The bully resigned
3%
You took legal action
16%
The bully targeted someone else
19%
One of you was fired

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