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4 thoughts on “5 Ways to Avoid Being Someone’s Scapegoat

  • October 10, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Her writings are spot on!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 11:18 am
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    In my experience, HR will rather get rid of an employee that isn’t high in the hierarchy of the firm than risk losing a ‘boss’. Since Jerome had an assistant and wrote reports, he was qualified and expensive to replace… which would have helped him keep his job. However an entry level employee (and some of us stay at that level throughout our entire careers) would have been gotten rid of… even if they got along with everyone except the boss (as a former boss told me ‘You are really difficult to get rid of: apart from X, no one says nothing but positive things about you’. X was a lady who had just been moved from another office as she’d been bullied her ‘inferiors’. She was very narcissistic and started by lovebombing me for 2 weeks… then I somehow became her arch enemy. I did antagonise her because I was taking the same qualifications she was, but I was self funding, and I’d started studying for that qualification before joining the firm; she was sponsored by the company, her grandmother was one of their biggest clients… so she was impossible to fire…
    I’ve also worked in numerous small companies (sometimes it was just the business owner and myself) where the bullies were owners or directors & shareholders in the business: again, it was impossible for the company to fire them, even in cases where they sexually assaulted or even raped female staff. My solution would be to have associations who provide victims with help with legal fees, so that people like that can be brought to account… and deterred from reoffending.

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