March 17, 2007

NYT Career Couch: If Bullied, Visit Ombuds

"Career Couch" [not "coach"] is a regular column in the New York Times. Even without the ombuds reference, this week's focus would make it a must read: "Your Manager is a Bully (But You Aren't Helpless)." The article has solid, succinct advice for the intimidated. What drew my attention was this exchange:
Q. At what point should you start searching for another job?
A. Try at least once to repair the situation, and if that doesn’t work, take your complaints to your company’s ombudsman or human resources department, or to your labor union. If the behavior continues beyond that, it may be time to consider asking for a transfer or to start circulating a résumé.
(NY Times.)

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