Thursday, April 21, 2011

Survey Finds Older Workers More Likey To Be Bullied at Work

According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder which showed that 27%t of workers reported they have felt bullied in the workplace with the majority neither confronting nor reporting the bully, workers age 55 or older, and workers age 24 or younger were among the gender and age-based segments more likely than others to report feeling bullied.

Specifically, 29% of workers age 55 or older and 29% of workers age 24 or younger reported they had been bullied on the job. In contrast, workers age 35 to 44 were the least likely to report feeling bullied at 25%.
Although bullies can be intimidating, nearly half of workers (47 percent) said they confronted the bully about his/her actions. Of these workers, 43 percent said the bullying stopped, 13 percent reported the bullying became worse while 44 percent said the bullying stayed the same.
Source: CareerBuilder.com Press Release (April 20, 2011)

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