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I worked in BSO in Belfast. The atmosphere was toxic, with management bullying and harassing colleagues. The pay was also poor. I felt belittled by my manager and my confidence plummeted. I left without a job to go to for the sake of my health. I would not advise anyone to work there.

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To be near family in Manchester

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I would leave the NHS as the trust I work for has HR bullying and harassment no support for genuine sickness no flexibility for childcare. The hospital only imploys staff that can work 12 hour shifts and a lot of incidents are brushed under the carpet and not dealt with appropriately. Poor and weak mangement plus hospital is solely reliant on bank and agency. After 22 years as healthcare assistant I’ve had enough especially after working at this trust anyway.

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Management were afraid I'd whistle blow because I was too honest.they tried to find fault with my work to discipline me but only able to prove anything when I admitted I may be at fault, because I acknowledge I'm not perfect...eventually left as constant criticism and trying to find ways to punish me for speaking truthfully and my mind. Senior staff don't do anything except find fault with new staff and try to break their morale or independence. Not professional, more like cloning.

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Because I m looking better opportunities and Job I can be able to grown up.

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I left because the manager of the team in which I was working is a bully with a totally unprofessional attitude to staff and clients and the culture is one of fear and blame.
There is a terrible atmosphere in the office, no support whatsoever and the team are de-motivated and anxious. Staff turnover is the highest I have ever known.
The manager is aggressive and confrontational, petulant and manipulative.
I am the latest in a very long line of experienced, enthusiastic and hard working staff to vote with their feet and leave.

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The NHS is full of bullies !!
Managers are the worst offenders. They lie to cover their tracks, are totally unsupportive and ruin lives. Despite a huge complaint to the highest body available in the NHS it was all brushed under the carpet and it carried on.
I was physically ill going into work each day until one day I decided I can’t do this anymore.
I now work for a private company and love it.
I will never return to the NHS to work

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Practice Manager did not care about the nursing staff, or any one come to that. no pay rises in 5 years as promised. She would blame any one for her mistakes. shorter times per appointment, for example one minute to do a flu jab, with height, weight and blood pressure thrown into that one minute. not possible even for wonderwoman. I got very despondent, left nursing all together. now 9 years later I regret leaving nursing.

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Bullying everyday being treated like Cinderella as I was the youngest one, whilst they all gossip at the desk. we're here to look after patients risking lives not talking about your holidays, champagne and ooooh look what I've got attitude. I absolutely loved the job itself but they ruined my career in fact they ruined my life!!

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Due to uncaring management and bullying

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