10 Things That Happened 10 Years Ago In IT, March 2001


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Bully In The Office

When a software tester fom Edgewater Technology was arraigned the previous December in Massachusetts' Malden District Court on seven counts of first-degree murder, the IT sector began to seriously look at the issue of workplace violence.

Events such as the one at Edgewater are not senseless and unpredictable, but rather are unresolved conflicts that have been allowed to brew over time until an employee explodes. Here we looked at how the heavy workload of IT professionals combined with a shortage of qualified workers mixed with unresponsive or bullying bosses.

 




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