‘This bully cost me my livelihood, self-esteem’

This past weekend, I was pleased to hear about the anti-bullying rally in Stettler.

Dear Editor:

This past weekend, I was pleased to hear about the anti-bullying rally in Stettler.

Bullying is an issue that needs to be addressed and that is why I write this letter.

I feel the need to bring attention to the fact that bullying is not happening just in the schoolyard.

Unfortunately, some of these bullies are growing up and continuing in the workplace.

I recently had to leave my job due to the constant harassment I was getting from a fellow employee.

I was yelled at, humiliated and criticized on a daily basis — whether it was my clothing, perfume, or candy dish that I had on my desk for customers.

I feel that there was no reason for this cruel treatment I had received and someone with authority should have made it stop.

I was a very good and loyal employee, which was proven by the fact that in my almost two years of being employed with this company, I had received two pay raises in recognition of my work.

I was well-liked by customers, as well as the other staff members.

I strived to do my best at this job.

However, with the constant harassment, I was eventually forced to quite my job that I truly loved.

This one bully has cost me my livelihood and my self-esteem.

I have children to support and bills to pay, but yet I am struggling to get by due to bullying.

This should not happen, and as adults, we are supposed to be able to act with maturity.

I hope that with rallies and awareness, bullying will stop.

It did not stop in time for me.

I just hope that the person in my position at work will not receive the same horrible treatment I did.

Launa Doucette,

Stettler

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