Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mobbing: From the Urban Dictionary

Also known as "workplace bullying" - playground bullying by people who are chronologically adults, directed against their colleagues. Bullying, psychological terror or aggression, hostile workplace behavior, workplace trauma, incivility, emotional violence resulting 
in emotional injury affecting the target's mental and physical health.
Anne and Emily enjoyed mobbing any new employee that they perceived as a threat, until either the target broke down and 
attempted to fight back - and was fired - or the target quit. 
The two celebrated each victory by laughingly claiming that 
their victim had been "voted off the island." 
Driving around with your friends and/or bitches, bumping 
music, having a good time, and hopefully picking up some 
more bitches.
Chase and I went mobbing last night and picked up some hoes.
by ryan Nov 20, 2003 share this
Also known as 'workplace bullying'. Mobbing is when a group 
of jealous individuals who can't measure up to your skill level 
decide to bully you. It's in reference to a behavior exhibited in 
animals. Usually the group in question will start stealing your 
work and trying to pass it off as their own yet never measuring 
up to your quality. The bosses and co-workers tend to favor you 
and these workers resent that. They then use both subtle and 
obvious techniques to try to force you to leave/quit or to make 
your life intolerable while in the environment. They will critisize 
your work which the bosses praise yet they will find fault in it all 
the while attempting to steal parts of it. They will accuse you of 
things you never did to try to make you look bad to get power 
and control over you and other workers, They will sit in their little 
group and pat eachother on the back for eachother's inferior work 
all the while ignoring yours. They will tell other people to stay away from you and that youre bad news so no one will support you or 
your work.. They are relentless. The best thing you can do is completely ignore them or leave the company.
They were so envious I was always chosen they had to start 
mobbing me to gain control and not feel so inferior and 
powerless because they couldnt measure up.
Bullying (mobbing) is an extreme form of social stressors at work.
Unlike normal social stressors, workplace bullying (mobbing) is a 
long lasting (at least 6 months), escalated conflict with frequent harassing actions (at least every week), systematically aimed 
at a target person and carried out by colleagues, supervisors or subordinates
Mobbing is a term used to describe group bullying in which one or 
more employees covertly attack another. Mobbing and bullying 
consist of psychological and emotional terrorism in which the target 
or victim is driven into a helpless position. One person—the victim--becomes the focus of scapegoating, rumor, and innuendo. The victim 
is badgered, intimidated, and humiliated. This occurs through persistent, targeted, hostile behavior (verbal and nonverbal) 
designed to undermine the integrity of the victim. Deprecating 
rumors are created. The goal is to ostracize, isolate, and eliminate 
the victim. Offenders participate in character assassination, 
humiliation, and disruption.
After being victimized at work by mobbing, she left work and 
went into a deep depression.


Gary Freedman said...

How is it that the Urban Dictionary knows something that one of the largest law firms in the country doesn't?

Gary Freedman said...

How is it that the Urban Dictionary knows something that an Employee Assistance Program (Sheppard Pratt) didn't?

Gary Freedman said...

"There oughta be a law!"