August 31, 2007 The Pump Handle 3Comment

Coturnix at A Blog Around the Clock alerted me that today is the third annual Blog Day, which “was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest.” To participate, bloggers link to five new blogs – and I’m going to interpret “new” as meaning “a blog I discovered fairly recently and suspect most readers don’t know about yet.” So, here are my five blog links for Blog Day 2007:

Use the Technorati tag BlogDay2007 to identify a Blog Day post or find others. Happy Blog Day!

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  1. Workplace Bullying – The Silent Epidemic

    UTICA, NY – Half of all working Americans (49%) have suffered or witnessed workplace bullying, according to a new Workplace Bullying Institute/Zogby Interactive survey. 37% have experienced it themselves.

    The survey defined Workplace Bullying as a combination of work sabotage, verbal abuse, threatening conduct, intimidation and humiliation.

    “It’s clearly a ‘silent epidemic,” claims Dr. Gary Namie, Director of the Workplace Bullying Institute in Bellingham, Washington. Stress from prolonged exposure to bullying (33% suffer for more than one year) adversely affects psychological and physical health of 45% of targets.

    When bullies are women, they choose other women as prey (71% of cases). Bullying, or status-blind harassment, is four (4) times more prevalent than civil rights violations (status-based harassment). Gary Namie said, “It was legal when we started the movement in ’98 and it is still today”.

    In 62% of cases, the employers did nothing or made matters worse. 77% of Targets had to lose their jobs in order for the bullying to stop. Lawmakers across the country are considering the Healthy Workplace Bill, which would make the behavior illegal for their state.

    Full results online at: or contact Dr. Gary Namie, WBI – 360-656-6630.

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