Dealing with "Mean Girl" Colleagues

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A. The Problem

While instructors are sometimes bullied by students, at other times they may also be bullied by their colleagues -- often through classic "mean girl" behaviour.

1. Note: The term "Mean Girls" is used here as a trope, a verbal shorthand for specific kinds of bullying behaviour.

  • "Mean Girls" may come in all varieties of humans.

2. The Effects

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