A buzzy night exploring dickheads at work
What a buzzy night discussing dickheads at work!
There was analysis on how they are born — is it an individual problem or a structural one?
We discussed how work itself has become a form of harassment in many workplaces, particularly with managers consistently telling people what to do. One young man told of his frustrations working as a physiotherapist in a nursing home and how under new government regulations, he was told what treatments to do — ones he didn't agree with.
There was also a lot of sage advice, including the idea that when it comes to complaints against a dickhead in the workplace, it helps if there is a group coming forward.
While there were clearly a lot of people who have had shit experiences in the audience, the night felt fun, playful and thoughtful.
Thanks to the fabulous panelists Richard, Carlo, Katriina and Jean-Philippe. And thanks to those who helped out — Mel, Justin Ellis, Kylie and Siobhan.