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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, 15 September 2010

WEEK 99 Can you keep a secret?

I hate secrets.

And I can’t remember what life was like without them.

My world has revolved around workplace bullying for exactly two years. Back then I wasn’t sure if it was bullying. Everyone said he fancied me. I believed them at first – all those childish insults, impressions and his negative attention seeking. It didn’t take me long, however, to realise I was in trouble. I didn’t know what to do...

So I secretly began reading about workplace bullying.

As the bullying cranked up a notch, I felt something no one wants to feel at work - genuine fear. One day the guy would say sorry and make me laugh, the next he’d be back to scaring the living daylights out of me.

So I secretly began writing about workplace bullying.

As things got even worse, I lost control of the situation; ended up walking out and trying to take them to the Employment Tribunal. In the end, I signed a Compromise Agreement swearing me to confidentiality.

So I secretly began writing my anonymous book on workplace bullying.

My next blog will be my hundredth. I’ve written my book on workplace bullying. It feels like I’m at the crossroads. Is it a good place to stop or a good place to really begin? I know I’m going to continue on regardless.

So now I secretly wonder if I’ve gone a little bit nuts.

See you soon


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