Singapore office bully caught on tape
SINGAPORE : A man has been caught on camera hitting a co-worker.
The clip, which was first uploaded on YouTube by user Shane M on Friday night, shows the man yelling and striking a younger man repeatedly on the head. A third man in T-shirt and jeans steps in twice to try to stop him.
The clip, which has since been removed, went viral, garnering 140,000 views in less than two days.
According to a report on a local Chinese tabloid on Sunday, the victim - who was not named - is a 29-year-old technical support staff. He has been with the company for half a year.
The incident reportedly occurred on May 15 at around 2pm, and was filmed by an intern at the company, known as Mr Yang.
When confronted by Yang the next day, the supervisor retorted that the colleague had said something inappropriate to a client and that he was “just teaching him”.
“Don’t just look at the surface. He (the victim) has an inferiority complex. I am just teaching him.”
According to Yang, a 23-year-old student from the Singapore Institute of Management, this is not the first time this has happened – the supervisor also reportedly grabbed the co-worker by the mouth and pushed him a day before.
Yang said he had already notified his school as well as the company’s human resource department about the matter. He added that he did not wish to continue working there and will tender his resignation on Monday.
SIM said in the interest of the student, it terminated his internship with the company immediately. SIM added the student has been offered assistance.
Meanwhile, in a statement released on Monday evening, the Manpower Ministry (MOM) said it was notified of the video via email on Monday and has been in touch with the intern who recorded the video.
MOM also reminds employers they are expected to treat their employees fairly and with respect.
It added that in situations where employees feel threatened, they should report to their supervisor or human resource officer.
If they belong to a union, victims of abuse should seek advice and assistance from their unions, and in the case of physical harm, victims of abuse should report to the police immediately.
A police report has also been lodged by the victim.
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Must let the superior punish by the law and for the student he have to be stronger in future to protect himself by at least stop his superior to lay a ****er on him