It has come to light that in the United States bullying in the workplace has become a serious problem.  This isn’t just random data.  The Oahus University and the Copenhagen University published a paper stating not only is bullying a problem in the workplace but in addition women are now taking prolonged  sick leave and the men are simply quitting. What is worse is that twenty-two percent of the men who quit are between the ages of twenty-one and thirty.  They prefer to stay at home and play video games if they can afford it rather than face the bullying at work. Others are leaving to retire early to escape it.  Many individuals are returning to school or college to escape the bullying.  What is wrong with this picture?  There are countless laws covering this very subject and yet it seems to be increasing.  The workplace is supposed to be a good environment.  It shouldn’t be that way at all.  The bullying generally stems from workmates feeling inadequate in their jobs or as a person.  It even occurs with supervisors.  Often it starts small with snide comments and a nasty attitude.  The people in the workplace can literally be picked on for anything from their style of clothing, haircut, overall appearance and more.  It can start possibly in the break room or cafeteria.  For example,  if a person cannot afford to buy lunch everyday they are criticized  for the inability to afford outside food.  Women seem to have the worst of the workplace bullying.  Some comments that I have been told are:  “Really, should you wear that in the office?  Why do you bring your lunch?  Can’t you afford to eat out?  Did you really think you look attractive in that outfit?”  Of course, there are many worse phases people say, but they are inappropriate.  There are various types of bullying in the workplace.  For example, supervisors can bully a person into staying late with the threat of losing their job.  They also, under the guise of giving a person a promotion, they bully a co-worker by insinuating their work is poor quality and that they have to fix it because they don’t seem to understand it.  In other words, without saying it, they are calling them stupid and incompetent.  Whatever bullying goes on, it needs to stop.  In the Good Gus Series there was no bullying in the workplace.  The books are available exclusively on Kindle worldwide. If your workplace is getting to you, take a break and read “Misplaced Trust.”  It is available on Kindle, Nook, Apple and several popular e-book websites.