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Bully Boss Uses A Basketball!!
April 08, 2013
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Date April 8, 2013!!
Bully bosses come in all shapes and sizes in any workplace. In my opinion the greater the insecurity the greater the need for control. The coaching profession is no different. Another bully type that many college and professional coaches match is called a "Yeller". This type of bully in the workplace has to always talk over the target(s). Some of the more specific similarities of bullying characteristics observed in the University of Rutgers athletic workplace...
Other bully boss traits that many coaches exhibit is usually very aggressive and may use intimidating tactics such as…
A culture of corporate business approved bullying that uses competition as a justification is eerily similar to what we see happening at Rutgers and many other institutions of "higher learning". Lost in the bully boss scandal at Rutgers is the damage to the victims i.e the players and their families. The target victims of bullying often feel helpless and are indeed made to believe they are the problem not the bully.
Look at the situation of a college athlete, he or she is programmed that the coach(es) are LORD and MASTER above reproach and question. Anyone daring to do so has the threat of losing their scholarship and being dismissed from the team hanging over their heads. University administrations abuse this power routinely. This is especially true because of the hypocrisy of "amateur" athletics. The only thing amateur about college athletics is who gets paid and who doesn't. "Student athletes are under such restrictive guidelines to maintain an "amateur" status that even accepting a hamburger from someone could terminate their scholarship.
Also, in the Rutgers University situation an assistant coach that "dared" to "blow the whistle" about the abuse of players was terminated. This assistant has a pending "wrongful termination" suit against Rutgers. I'm sure his attorney will also amend the complaint to include "retaliation" as well. Certainly, the outrageous videos of bullying abuse by the coach will strengthen this case.
All the while coaches, athletic directors and college presidents make millions of dollars form their athletic programs. The role that corporate approved workplace bullying is playing in college athletics is reflective of the enormous workplace bullying problem across all types of organizations and businesses. There has never been a more important time for career seekers and employees to learn all they can about bullies in the workplace. The shocking revelations about workplace bullying in collegiate athletics should be a wake up call to just how enormous this issue is.
I have created an excellent short video addressing this problem and how to protect YOU and your family from workplace bullying. Check it out NOW!!
I will also be adding this article to one of my blogs. I'd love to hear your comments. Follow this link to my Employee Rights Guide blog.
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