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Letter: Bullies have devastating effects
First Published Aug 13 2014 04:12 pm • Last Updated Aug 13 2014 04:12 pm

Upon reading ("’Where do kids learn it?" August 12), I had to agree wholeheartedly with examples given of adult bullies in our society. Too often we see this type of behavior among leaders in our community, and this sends a message that bullying is justifiable.

My husband’s supervisor at work was very condescending, verbally abusive, and used intimidation as a continual scare tactic. When my husband reported this behavior to the director of his company, it was my husband who was stripped of his job. He is the sole support of a family of six (one child severely disabled), and this has been devastating. Retaliation had occurred because this supervisor’s offensive and inappropriate behavior was dismissed and accepted as permissible. This man was above reproach and not to be questioned or challenged in any way.

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How can we expect anything greater from our youth when we set an example that some people have the"right" to reign over others that they deem "subservient" and get away with it?

Karen Baker


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