Please welcome debut author Christy McKellen as she talks about Bullying in the workplace.
Formerly a Video and Radio Producer, Christy now spends her time writing fun, impassioned and emotive romance with an undercurrent of sexual tension. When she’s not writing, she can be found enjoying life with her husband and three children, walking for pleasure and researching other people’s deepest secrets and desires.
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Blog post on bullying in the workplace – a theme from UNLOCKING HER BOSS’S HEART
The underlying theme of my first story for the Harlequin Romance line is bullying at work.
I think everyone has probably had some experience with bullying, even if it hasn’t had a huge impact on their life at the time.
Bullying is a thing that most people associate with being at school, but unfortunately it doesn’t always get left there. I’ve had my own experience of facing a bully in a place where I worked in my twenties—mercifully not for very long—but I can tell you, it doesn’t get any easier to deal with as an adult. It can destroy your confidence and leave you with a deep feeling of dread about getting up and going to work every morning.
That’s not right.
My heroine in UNLOCKING HER BOSS’S HEART has had her fair share of problems at the last place she worked, so much so that it’s still affecting her three months later when she finds herself working with our hero, Max. They’re both brittle and broken at the beginning of the story, but thankfully with each other’s help they manage to find the support and encouragement each needs in order to move forwards.
Unfortunately a lot of people don’t get the support they need whilst being bullied, sometimes because they feel ashamed to admit it’s happening to them or because they don’t feel it will be taken seriously by their boss.
But it is serious, and it can have a huge impact on people’s lives.
So if you know someone who is being bullied at work, or you’re experiencing it yourself, I urge you to take action. Don’t let the bullies win.
Some useful and informative websites about bullying in the workplace and ways to tackle it:
Unlocking Her Boss’s Heart is available from all good retailers from 1st January 2016
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