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No. It's an upstanding company. The situation is peer to peer. When I sought resolution more than two years ago, I was told to work it out and it was reflected in my annual performance evaluation. While the humiliation and disrespect continued and escalated, after I addressed it with my peer, I was afraid to speak to management again for fear of being let go. As a result, I've had to seek medical attention for anxiety and have resorted to anti-anxiety medication. I can't continue this way.
No, she isn't doing anything illegal. She's a very subtle and skilled bully. I saw it within three weeks of her employment and tried to stand my ground. She just wore me down.
I've already resigned, as this has taken an unfortunate toll on my health and well being. I didn't think I was an unemployment candidate, but it was worth $38 to know not to bother initiating the process.
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