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When does office politics turn into illegal behavior? She put a rear view mirror on her PC monitor and angled it toward me to watch every move I made...
May 2005, Article 6
I want your opinion on something --- when does office politics turn
into out and out illegal behavior? I'll start with the basics, as I
could go on and on for VOLUMES. (If it matters or not, I'm in the
Those were just the first 20 things that come to mind! Like I said,
I could go on for VOLUMES. Maybe I'm overreacting, but I don't think
that this is normal.... What should I do????
Since we are not lawyers, we won't attempt to answer your question "when
does office politics turn into out and out illegal behavior".
The next step is to contact a lawyer and probably start documenting what is happening to you. Thanks for writing to Office-Politics.
Rick Brandon, Ph.D. and Marty Seldman, Ph.D., Co-authors
Feedback from Franke James, Creator, The Office-Politics Game
My 'two cents' on this is that the tremendous stress you are experiencing
must be very tough on you physically and mentally. Whatever you decide
about your work situation, you need to take steps to protect your emotional
health. Good luck. Let us know how things work out.
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