Survey: Bullies Are Overtaking The Workplace

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By Debra Auerbach

Most workers, even those who love their jobs, would probably say their job has caused them stress at some point. Throw in job insecurity, an increased workload and intensified pressure to perform, and stress levels can hit the roof. While some workers release stress in positive, healthy ways, others may take their frustrations out on their teammates, to the point where it becomes bullying.

While workplace bullying isn't a new phenomenon, it is becoming more prevalent. According to a new CareerBuilder study, 35 percent of workers said that they have felt bullied at work, up from 27 percent last year.