If only people still lived by The Golden Rule which is DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. Or in plain English, treat others as you would like to be treated. I have always lived by this rule so when I encountered workplace bullying and/or unprofessional behaviour at CIT I was shocked and then puzzled. What exactly is in it for those who are nasty pieces of work simply because they can be? People who because they are managers talk to those under them like shit or manipulate others out of jobs just because they can? I can only conclude that these people are sad sad human beings without an ethical bone in their bodies or maybe they really are just missing the empathy gene? Often they are jealous, or maybe they are just so ethically bankrupt they actually enjoy wielding power for its own sake. This is what I have concluded about much management at CIT. Also, given the nasty way a colleague of mine was 'escorted from the building' the day they finished at CIT and asked to exchange payment for the withdrawing of complaints, I guess some management at CIT blindly thought that protecting bullies at all costs was their job, imagining that ANY complaint was somehow a threat to CIT.
The result of so actively hiding complaints was an avalanche of complaints that became public and much damage to many. CIT has had its reputation tarnished anyway for trying to put a lid on it all. I wonder what the figure is for the amount of tax payer dollars so far spent on cleaning up at CIT?
This new years day I resolve to keep fighting for justice for myself and others bullied by CIT. I also think its a great time of year to think about your ethical responsibilities in the work place and to your fellow humans in general. There is a terrific discussion that I have linked below to Radio National's Life Matters where under the topic of 'What makes a life worth living?' Hugh Mackay talks among many other things, about the need to reinstate the ancient but totally relevant GOLDEN RULE.
"It's a question we often find ourselves asking, ‘What Makes a Life Worth Living?’
Well-known social researcher Hugh Mackay asks, and to some extent answers, this question in his new book, The Good Life.
program was recorded at an event hosted by The Benevolent Society at
the State Library of NSW, part of a series of discussions to mark the
200th anniversary of Australia's oldest charity"
What makes a life worth living? http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/