Are married women bullied less at work?

  1. Are women who are married less likely to be bullied than a single woman with no kids??
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  3. by   Esme12
    What do you mean by being bullied?
  4. by   EmilyEmily
    excluded, ostracized, picked on, etc
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    I'm not sure what being married would have to do with it, but I suppose anything is possible.

    Bullying doesn't exist to the extent that you'd believe just by reading AN. Nor does it exist in nursing and more than anywhere else.
  6. by   MrsICURN14
    No. Marital status has absolutely nothing to do with who gets picked on and who doesn't, in my opinion.
  7. by   meanmaryjean
    Why do you ask, OP?
  8. by   jadelpn
    No, anyone at any time can be the victim of a bully. That one does or does not have a spouse or kids has nothing to do with it.
  9. by   morte
    it would depend on the bully...
  10. by   klone
    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Bullying doesn't exist to the extent that you'd believe just by reading AN.
    I'm considering using this as my signature line.
  11. by   chrisrn24
    Maybe bullying in the sense of management asking you to work extra shifts...somehow if you're married and have kids your free time is worth more than mine because I'm single.
  12. by   Esme12
    Quote from EmilyEmily
    excluded, ostracized, picked on, etc
    "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" Eleanor Roosevelt
  13. by   klone
    Quote from chrisrn24
    Maybe bullying in the sense of management asking you to work extra shifts
    If that's the case, I wish we would quit using the word "bullying." That is not bullying.

    That word, you keep using it. I do not think it means what you think it means.
  14. by   psu_213
    Quote from klone
    If that's the case, I wish we would quit using the word "bullying." That is not bullying.

    That word, you keep using it. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    Especially since they are just asking someone to work an extra shift. Generally, our ER first calls nurses who live closest to the hospital to come in if we are short. Does that mean we are bullying those nurses that live closer? Or, are we bullying those nurses that live farther away since they get less calls to pick up overtime?

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