How to deal with harassment

Maleficent is my favourite Disney movie. Not because of Angelina Jolie, who happens to be one of my favourite actors, but the many positive messages about the important things in life really speak to me. There is something that is said during the film you may not hear from Disney often. At some point, Maleficent says ‘there is evil in this world, hatred and revenge’.

As much as I would like to believe that certain people only exist in fairy tales, the world constantly shows me otherwise. Mean people do exist and they are out there. Bad news: there isn’t much you can do. We sometimes have no choice but to deal and maybe even work with them.

However, there’s something you can do: not let them get to you.

In today’s episode, I talk about work harassment and how you can deal with this problem.

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if someone you know has been a victim of harassment and what they did. I would really appreciate if you took some time to share your tips about this difficult and yet so common situation in the comments.


2 thoughts on “How to deal with harassment

  1. I agree that one should not pay too much heed, give too much care to comments coming from harassers in the workplace. The letter sender is young so she feels easily intimidated by her older co-worker’s constant nitpicking. If she can just realize the problem lies with that person.

    My tip is, just as long as you know you are performing your job well and striving to better your best each time, feel confident, do not be intimidated and never let that person have the upper hand. And yes, one has to report repeated ‘verbal abuse” to his/her superior because workplace harassment is against the law.
    Also try to look at it this way –that person is carrying an emotional baggage, so it’s her problem not yours.

    Thanks Thiago for your interesting talk!

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