Archive for August, 2016

Time for a Fatwa?

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

What think ye, Colleague Larry Shore Who Calls Himself a Professor?

Study Suggests Rude Behavior in the Workplace Is Contagious

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

By Zawn Villines, Correspondent

Incivility—defined as unsociable or rude behavior—in an often politically charged workplace can spread like a virus from one employee to another, according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers say workplace unkindness can leave employees feeling psychologically fatigued, and that exhaustion can cause them to mistreat other workers. This cycle can lead to a workplace that some may consider emotionally abusive.

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Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Calls Himself a Professor on Linkedin

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Recalling as I do, your short stint as chair of the #D:F/M grade appeals committee, this link’s for you!

The Syllabus as a Contract

Attention Colleague Larry Shore Who Identifies Himself on His Linkedin Page as a Professor: Is It Headhunting Time?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


Mobbing in the Workplace by Kevin Bilder, July 29, 2016

Monday, August 1st, 2016

“The word bullying is used to describe a repeated pattern of negative intrusive violational behaviour against one or more targets and comprises constant trivial nit-picking criticism, refusal to value and acknowledge, undermining, discrediting and a host of other behaviours. Bullying is typically perpetrated by one person although others in a workplace may join in, for example by operating legitimate procedures in an inappropriate manner, at the behest of the bully, having an adverse effect on the target. “Bullying” is still an appropriate term to describe what is done to the target.”
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