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How to Handle a Workplace Bully

They’re more common than most people realize

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It often starts off small: a joke from a co-worker that feels mean-spirited, or a scolding from a manager that crosses a line. You force yourself to laugh it off, or shrug it off, and you go on with your day.

But when that isolated incident becomes a pattern — every interaction with that co-worker contains an…