Bosses Who Bully: TopResume's New Survey Reveals Men and Women Feel Equally Bullied at Work

NEW YORK (October 3, 2018) — In recognition of October being National Bullying Prevention Month, TopResume today announced the results of its workplace-bullying survey, revealing that men feel just as bullied as women at work. Between August 17 and August 22, 2018, TopResume, the largest resume-writing service in the world, asked 1,229 professionals to share their experience with workplace bullying by a boss or by a peer.

Below are the overall results, combining the responses from both men and women:

  • As much as 71 percent of respondents have felt bullied by a boss or direct supervisor.

  • Exactly 25 percent have felt bullied by a peer or subordinate.

  • Only four percent have never felt bullied.

Among the female respondents, 72 percent have felt bullied by a boss or direct supervisor, 26 percent have felt bullied by a peer or subordinate, and only two percent have never felt bullied. Men reported a similar experience, with 70 percent stating they have felt bullied by a boss or direct supervisor, 22 percent have felt bullied by a peer or subordinate, and only eight percent have never felt bullied.

“Although bullying may be associated with childhood playgrounds, bullying is unfortunately a common part of many workplace cultures,” said TopResume's career advice expert Amanda Augustine, who is also a certified professional career coach (CPCC) and certified professional resume writer (CPRW). “Working in a toxic work environment where bullying is part of the culture is a recipe for disaster –– for both one's well-being and career — so professionals should address the situation as soon as possible while they search for a better opportunity in a healthier work environment.”

On an ongoing basis, TopResume's data science team compiles nationwide data from their customers to better understand current behavioral trends in the job market. Visit TopResume's Career Advice blog to see their latest tips for coaching the modern job seeker through their search.

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