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Published: Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:21 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:21 p.m. MDT

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Murray, UT

What really constitutes 'bullying'? Definitions vary. I believe that claiming bullying is exaggerated.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Couldn't agree more with Fitz. There's a lot of "my boss demanded that I do my work, and if I didn't he threatened to take away my job....that's bullying" going around.

And this article is complete bunk. If there's true bullying going on, the victim telling the perpetrator "let's sit down and have a dialogue about this" is going to go over about as well as it would for the victim of old-fashioned playground bullying - you're just going to get pounded some more.

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

The same rules that apply to bullies in school still work with bullies in the work force. First you have to isolate them from their support system, corner them, engage them, and finally eliminate them from their position of power, influence and authority. And then, invite them to be successful someplace else.

Dr. Thom
Long Beach, CA

HR departments are powerless and pointless. There primary job is to reduce the legal exposure of the company against potential litigation, therefor thy will simply remove the problem which is the employee bringing the complaint.

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