You can get paid £500 a month for pretending to be a workplace bully
If you’ve ever wanted to shout at colleagues, make unreasonable demands and tell other people to do your work – you’re in luck.
A management and professional development training firm is looking to hire someone to play the role of “workplace bully” to test participants as part of a new assertive communication training course.
And they’re willing to pay the “bully” £500 a month for two hours work a week.
Ben Richardson, director of Development Academy, said: “Being able to successfully stand up for yourself in stressful situations and remain calm under pressure is invaluable.
“The stress of coronavirus means, sadly, that this is more in need than ever.
“This is why we’re looking at going one step further with our assertiveness training course and providing participants with a more realistic way to practice the skills that we teach.”
The undercover ‘workplace bully’ will be paid to create conflict in the workplace, for example a confrontational customer, so that participants have the chance to use and perfect the skills they learnt from their assertiveness training.
Depending on the participant’s job, you might be asked to play a dissatisfied customer, a pushy supplier or a negative and critical colleague.
Thankfully, ‘bullying’ sessions last no longer than 10 minutes at a time, with the ‘bully’ contracted to deliver up to two to four a week.
Applicants need to be a fast thinkers, able to improvise on the spot and react to changing situations – but previous experience in acting (or bullying) is not essential.
The workplace bully and participant are fully briefed beforehand and given guidance on how to act and behave – but it’s up to the bully to control and drive the interaction.
The successful candidate will be paid up to £500 a month, plus travel expenses if needed.
To apply for the role of ‘workplace bully’ visit: https://development-academy.co.uk/news-tips/recruiting-top-complainer/
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