Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm back in my saddle :)

With the events of last week behind me and the strong positive feedback I have been receiving (even from the upper management of the place I just left) I feel fit as a fiddle and ready to tackle anything now. I AM woman…hear me roar!

With not having to spend my Sundays in the old office anymore, yesterday was absolutely wonderful. I just lounged around for a bit and than begin to get my house all in order again. I chatted on FaceBook and MSN for a bit and then watched some T.V. The weight that has been lifted off me is amazing.

Wednesday is Anti-Bulling Day and this is a cause that is worthy of everyone’s attention. I did purchase my “Pink Shirt”, I’m just not sure if I’ll receive it by then, but that’s okay, I can wear it anytime and it’ll still mean the same! I do have a pink T-Shirt that I can wear if I don’t receive it in time. Bullying is bullying whether it is children bullying children in public school, youths bullying youths in high school, cyber bullying or bullying in the workplace it’s something that should never be tolerated at any time or any place.

Anti-Bullying Day and how it began……the short version…..

On February 29, 2012 we encourage all of you to wear something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying anywhere. I wish I could take credit for this idea but it comes from two incredible Nova Scotia high school students. Here is a snippet of the Globe & Mail article which inspired us:

“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest... to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.

‘I learned that two people can come up with an idea, run with it, and it can do wonders,’ says Mr. Price, 17, who organized the pink protest. ‘Finally, someone stood up for a weaker kid.’

So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.

As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled.

The bullies were never heard from again.”

Will you join in by wearing pink on February 29th?

The full story....…


Gossip_Grl said...

I also left a job that allowed bullying in the workplace. I would probably never work for another foreigner ever again because of that experience. WV actually adopted a bill, but it came too late.
Here is a link that may help you.

DM said...

Thanks, what a wonderful link this was. Canada too has instituded a healthy Workplace Bill. Although it is a wonderful and much needed Bill, unfortunately it still happens. The more we stand up for our rights, the more those bullies will slowly disappear.