I replied that I thought it was an attempt to humiliate. I spoke to my (female) boss about it, and she said, tell him if he doesn't do it, you will do so and so. I was bullied out of my first job when my boss was accused of a misdemeanour by one of his patients.He denied ever being left alone with the patient, and I, in all truthfulness said in my statement to the police that it was normal for me to leave the room at times, as I had on that day.I was bullied at work in my 60s and have decided never to let it happen again.As a 'little old lady' I doubt anyone would be violent towards me so will stand my ground. A demonstration was being prepared which I thought would interest them but there was no room so I asked a very tall man if they could go in front of him. He became very annoyed and said they should have asked themselves to which I responded that I had asked for them. He then said that I should have taught them to ask themselves which surprised me as it must have been obvious I was too old to be their mother.I was bullied at work by a nasty boss some years ago.After that I couldn't wait to retire and it put me off any kind of part time job in retirement.I worked for him for three years, although it helped that in the permanent job I worked mainly on my own initiative and travelled abroad a lot. A few weeks later my colleague and I were in the lift with the HR manager who interviewed us for our jobs.
He just couldn't help ridiculing people in his condescending manner.
I then went and drank 3 whiskies and the next day we exchanged contracts and the move was completed a couple of weeks later. DS was here one day and his vendor was not cooperating.
Our neighbour was with us and he said that he told the agent he wasn't buying because of all the hassle and suddenly it all went through.
It got so bad he was on the point of committing suicide as he thought he would be in a better place.
He had gone through his boss and unions but this person was the company's blue eyed boy and the next in line to be top dog so everything was brushed to one side DH was even told by someone it was all in his head.