Forums Abuse, Violence and Bullying Coworker is an ass

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      How do you deal with a coworker that bullies you? I mean I cant just for to A*, my boss, he would think I am causing problems and then I will get in trouble. B* can do no wrong, he is the golden employee that works overtime and takes any shift asked. But he is such an ass. Last week he was telling me to suck it up and get over my anxiety, meanwhile I was trying not to cry and just focus on the job I had to do. He kept calling me weak and that if I couldnt handle the job I should just give up on life. * Its not the job I cant handle its stupid easy, its my anxiety I am fighting to deal with. I come in on almost all my shifts, I rarely have to call in sick, I do my fucking job. Sure sometimes I have to close my eyes and breathe or take a time out in the bathroom so I dont breakdown, but I do my job.
      I yelled at him and called him an asshole and to leave me alone. Now the boss thinks I am the problem, maybe that I am crazy. I want to tell A what B has been saying to me and how bullied I am feeling for something I cant help, but what if he doesnt believe me? I already had to reduce my hours, but I need this job. I cant think about trying to find a new one. Help.

      * Edited by Youthspace for potentially triggering details and identifying information

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      Hello Drowning,

      I’m so sorry that you’re stuck in this frustrating situation. It’s understandable that you would be feeling so much anger over your coworker’s cruelty. I can also hear how exhausting it’s been for you to struggle every day under the weight of your anxiety and feeling like no one really gets how much extra effort it takes you just to get through work while you’re fighting that. It must be so scary to imagine losing a job that you need so badly over your reaction to your coworker’s bullying, especially when your boss doesn’t fully understand what’s going on.

      I can really hear how desperate you are to find a solution to end the bullying. I’m wondering if you might find it helpful to look over this page from the RCMP about bullying and what you can do about it. Maybe there’s something in there that could be useful for you?

      Please know that we are here to listen and support you through this tough time.

      – Youthspace

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