I never would have used this term (it smacks of medievalism), but the latest tawdry revelations and actions of Jerrom, Booth, Stancliffe, Stapleton lead me to it. I am sure this will echo among readers bullied out of careers and losing everything. I hope this comforts, in validating your experiences too (do write and share!). Denial and silence makes an ordeal much harder to bear.
I hope my campaign for FAIR DEALING will bear fruit. 'A tiny bit of hope,' as Thai navy seals said of the recent tragedy-turned-joy. Meanwhile, read my story and try to recognise patterns of behaviour in your own story. It will help make sense of what happened which is vital for closure. Antagonists may have removed your voice (as medieval torturers removed the tongue of victims) but you CAN get it back. Connect with Change.org or 38 Degrees where you can campaign for positive change. God knows, we all need a purpose in life.
Howells claimed I said she was, 'the conduit of evil'. When I protested I had not, she replied, 'Yes you did! I wrote it down.' This indicativates her growing paranoia - also, her notes on me and other staff. So she felt guilt deep down, for the bitter, false accusations after I reported her emotional abuse of me; the false performance management; lies to colleagues to get them on her side; denial all down the years as I fought for justice, begging her to tell the truth. Her guilt is also shown by an over-egged reference for me for University, weeks after falsely accusing me of bullying her and 'everyone in AWP'. She then denied it, claiming it was other Stancliffe and HR.. 'The evil that men do lives after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.'# Oh, indeed!
I doubt their '30 day' investigation will come to anything - another whitewash judging by their past performance. They have even been cyber-stalking and stalking me, cutting every aspect of my life with their filthy knives. The scars will be life-long thanks to their bungling. I thank God I had writing and study to keep me going or I would have gone insane for good - or returned to that cold railway station for the last time.
# Mark Anthony from 'Julius Caesar' by William Shakespeare.
Marianne's guides to mental illness received professional acclaim. Two new works are now on sale, 'Finding Time' & 'Beating the Bully.'