Wednesday, 25 November 2020
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Friday, 20 November 2020
I’m so happy to be home
Priti Patel is back in the news as her behavior at the home office was said to have breached the rules of Minister’s’ behavior.
I suspect if the likes of Sir Philip Rutnam who resigned describing Patel’s behavior as ‘vicious’, has spoken out then there is no smoke without fire even though Ms Patel has denied all accusations.
In my experience ( and believe me the NHS is nose to nipple with inadequate managers) the most common bully is one that exists by taking advantage of group situations by “carpet bombing” and brow beating a group of more “junior staff” in a meeting.
No direct confrontation occurs, which often proves that the protagonist is in fact the weak link in a chain, and so all it usually takes is a calm firm
‘ No I disagree” by one hardy soul present for the bully to be exposed and power to change hands.
This firm and fair” approach works with most bullies, especially when accompanied with a smile but a more robust response may be needed if the bully is more confrontational.
Once a few years ago, I was challenged over something by a village bully.
I could have explained my side of the argument too with a calm, comfortable “No I disagree!”
I chose to half bellow a loud “ Oh do fuck off!!!!!” across the village green before walking away
That, as I recall worked very well too
Thursday, 19 November 2020
Wednesday, 18 November 2020