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Did you respond to my thread "Have you been bullied?" in 2012?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by rosievoice, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    In January 2012 I responded to a request by researchers Pat Bricheno and Mary Thornton for personal accounts from bullied teachers. I posted the request on "Workplace Dilemmas", and many Tessers contacted the researchers with their experiences.

    This week I received an email from Pat Bricheno. Good news: the book is now published.

    'Crying in Cupboards' is finally in print and will be published officially at the end of August, when it will be available to buy through through bookshops and the publisher Troubadour at £12.99.

    The authors have secured a £2.99 discount from £12.99 down to £10.00. If purchasing through Troubador use the discount code MOBBING. The discount cancels out the £3.00 cost of postage. I duly emailed Troubador a couple of days ago, and my copy has already arrived.

    This post is for your information only. I am in no way linked to the researchers or publishers, and do not benefit from passing on this info. I am aware that some Tessers were curious to know when the book was published.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    If they ever want to do a second edition I'm happy to contribute...
  3. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    The only time in my life I have been bullied was as a teacher. I entered the profession in my late 30s having previously worked in factories, the army and engineering. It actually led to a breakdown but I'm far better equipped now to deal with it. There is something about teaching that enables bullying.
  4. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Agreed... I consider the whole ''appraisal'' and ''capability'' system to be a bullies charter... it systematises and codifies their actions... legitimising them.
  5. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Being lied about, lied to, belittled, vilified and put down in public, being plotted against, told whatever you did wasn't right, wasn't enough, was wrong.

    Is that bullying?
  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

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  7. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Oh yes.
  8. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Thank you RedQuilt x
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  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I can see this being a secret Santa present for a few heads this Christmas!
  10. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

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  11. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Bump!! :D
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  12. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    I have just my copy directly from Dr Bricheno, as she interviewed me as a case study.
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  13. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    A number of TES posters were interviewed by Pat or Mary.
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  14. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Obviously I am too new here to have read the thread or contributed. :)
    Good to see such things being published though
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  15. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    It's shameful that such a book should have to be written, isn't it?
  16. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    That doesn't surprise me. When we met, she said that she was shocked by the number of teachers who had come forward to tell their stories.
  17. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

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  18. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

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  19. WJClarkson

    WJClarkson Occasional commenter

    Just ordered. Should be a good read, but very sad though.

    EDIT: I ordered mine from Amazon if anyone else wants to get it from there.
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  20. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

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