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About Me

Welcome to my blog. My pen name is Eva James. I'm an aspiring writer paying the bills working as a legal secretary. Relentlessly bullied by my former boss, I looked for another job but the recession hit. Feeling trapped, I recorded everything in this blog, which serves as a revealing insight into workplace bullying. WEEK 1 starts the story and, as the weeks progress, you'll note what starts as banter soon spirals out of control. Sadly, it's all true. Whilst along the way I've found alternative employment, my passion for blogging about workplace bullying remains. Trevor Griffiths, legendary theatre, TV and film writer said at the outset, "I like the writing a lot: smart, cool, placed. If you were prepared/able to take your prick of a boss on, you'd marmelise him."

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

WEEK 95 No Pain No Gain

I’m nursing a nasty case of sciatica. All this writing about workplace bullying both in and out of work has electrified every nerve in the base of my spine. After a few days it spread to my knees and calf. Finally, with the tension tying my tendons in knots, my Achilles became inflamed. Cue ice baths, Co-Codamol and a great deal of limping. I’m typing away with an ice pack tucked into the belt of my jeans.

Looking good!

The agony may be self inflicted from hours typing, but when I think about what I went through to create this book, it’s a fraction. I’ve written about workplace bullying every day for over a year and a half using the energy from a battery fully charged with emotional pain. I think it's finally beginning to discharge itself.

Sciatica is a walk in the park. Not literally - that would be a limp in the park, but you know what I mean. If you’ve been bullied, you’ll know. And if this sciatica is the result of writing too much about workplace bullying, I welcome it with open arms.

See you soon

Eva x

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