Susan Spiteri, former senior sales executive at IBM Melbourne has filed a $1.1 M claim in Federal Court over alleged workplace bullying and sexual harassment.
Her claims include the following incidents:
“…a senior manager systematically harassed and bullied her, including inappropriate touching, remarks, threats intimidation and unreasonable demands.”
“ ... the manager said Ms Spiteri should "get her breasts out" to get sales and he also referred to her as "f---ing Spiteri" and ...
On Sept 23, the Federal Communications Minister Stephen Conroy released a new 17 minute short film entitled “Tagged”. This follows the release of the privately produced Cyber Sin Sept 5, 2011 dealing with the implied cyberbullying-caused suicide of a teenager.
“Tagged” will be made available to all schools. Its purpose is to highlight the consequences and dangers of sexting and cyberbullying to parents and school children. Research into the way young people use social media and feedback ...
Yet another high level workplace bullying charge is playing out in the media. On Oct 13 the SMH reports “ the head of the Australian Film, TV and Radio School, Sandra Levy, has been accused of bullying, undermining and micromanaging staff by a former executive who is suing for more than $1 million.”
Professor Katherine Blashki charges centre around these cited behaviours by Ms Levy:
forced to work outside normal hours
words to the effect of ''you are stupid'' and ''I don't know why ...
Kym Illman is the author of The Future is Customer Service and was asked recently by a Sydney Morning Herald journalist what top three behaviours by Australian managers contributed to poor customer service. It may not just be the attitudes of young Ygens that have caused the decline.
Inappropriate procedures: Employees are forced to follow procedures “that are designed for the benefit of the business, not for the customer
Poor hiring decisions: Managers make the mistake of ...
Take a look at this service facts and statistics as revealed by Alexandra Smith in the SMH:
65% of Aussies always tell about bad service
61% have lost temper in restaurants or shops
86% have ditched a purchase over bad service
American Express Global Customer Service Barometer reveals that Australians are among the most vocal complainers in the world
Australians tell an average 23 people about bad service
Australians tell an average10 people about a good service ...