Verizon – New York Times in today’s Sunday Business Section 3/1/2015

I want many of you to read this story that is on the front page of the New York Times in today’s Sunday Business Section.

In 2008 I was wrongfully terminated because I decided that I was not going to stand and watch other Verizon employees get bullied and intentionally targeted, by Verizon managers that felt they had the power to destroy many lives and did not care at all about the outcome and may of their targets families.

So in October of 2011 I decided that I was going to ensure that my story about Verizon was going to get out there, and I refused to be silenced about what happened to me and others while working at Verizon.

I then did not ever think that over 65,000 stories would every hit my doorstep and that I would then become so engulfed in to so many people’s lives from around the world on a daily basis. There is not a day that goes by that I do not receive some sort of outreach from someone that just wants to tell me what they been through, or is asking for help, support and / or guidance.

Through this I was able to become a spokesperson for workplace bullying and have had the opportunity to speak in DC, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts alongside of our politicians, College Professors, and Authors that are trying to enact a “Healthy Workplace Bullying Law” that will help our children’s futures throughout our country.

At one point, I even had the opportunity to be interviewed by Huffington Post.
Huffington Post: Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?

In this process, I have heard so many sad and very disturbing stories of how brutal Verizon and so many of their managers are across this country and even in Hawaii. Verizon culture is brutal and unethical, and no may survive. So many great families have fell apart because it got to them. Some I spoke to, told me about their fathers or husbands had committed suicide and others retaliated against the bullies causing death or injuries, placing them in prison. I have heard it all, and read so many stories that would just make you cry. So many people I never met in person, telling me so many heartbreaking stories, and would just cry on the phone to me. To me it’s truly inexcusable, but it’s just greed and power that helps to formulate this poor behavior.

When your victimized there is so much you are dealing with internally, never mind financially and if you have family that you have to support. Many families that I have spoken to had to separate because it was just too much to handle. They fell behind on their bills, mortgage and things just tricked from there. And when you cannot pay your bills or keep up, they just keep piling up on you, and late fees and charges are compiling as well. You have no way out! Good hardworking family were dwindling away, all because of these ruthless managers at Verizon and so many other companies just let the power go to their heads.

You see, in elementary, middle and high school these children are told to stand up to bullies, but in Corporate America when you stand up to bullies at work, your are punished, retaliated against and often terminated for making a stand for yourself.

So today I want many of you to read this story that is on the front page of the New York Times in today’s Sunday Business Section. It’s about my great friend Mr. Michael Mirsky out of New Jersey, who once worked for Verizon making a nice six figure income like myself, and lost all he had including his family. If this was not good enough, he now has developed a criminal record in the process.

It does not take much to fall backwards, for something it took years to build. Many of us are just a few paychecks from being homeless, and to me what’s the worst of all of this is, Verizon, companies like Verizon and many brutal managers in so many companies like the ones in Verizon could care less about what happened to Mr. Michael Mirsky or others like him, that’s what sad!
What many, may not understand as they read this article is that Mr. Michael Mirsky is a great guy who loved his family and did all the right things. He stood up against the bullies at Verizon in New Jersey and he lost his job for doing so.
So take the time to read this article on Mr. Michael Mirsky – Out of Trouble, but Criminal Records Keep Men Out of Work – By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM


Neal Dias
(Victim of Verizon’s Workplace Bullying)


About justiceatverizon

Neal W. Dias – Bio I am a 46 year old former U.S. Marine, who was brought up by my father, due to my mother passing away when I was 8 years old. I have five children, and a grandchild and a wonderful wife. I was born in 1965, in Fall River Massachusetts. I lived on the 2nd floor from my Grandmother. I come from a very large family Cape Verdean family. In 1973 we moved from the city, into the suburban neighborhood, a place called Swansea. It was that year when I lost my mother in an auto mobile accident. In 1984 I went into the U.S. Marines which enforced respect for one self and our Nation. After getting out of the Marines, I furthered my education and received my first degree, which was in Electrical Technology. In 1997 I was hired by Nynex (now called Verizon), as a lineman. In 2004 I was promoted to manager as I was in the process of working on my second degree in Business Management and advanced to upper management, rapidly. I was a valued leader on the Verizon Diversity Committee, and spoke at several locations. I was on the Diversity committee and was directly responsible for ensure the first ever Verizon’s Diversity Week went on without any hitches. I was awarded for my success in New York by the Verizon New England President. I was apart of other specialized organizations within Verizon to ensure my voice was heard as I stood up against Bullying, Harassment, Racism and Discrimination was not accepted with the Verizon walls. But it was in 2004 when I was promoted, I began to see Verizon employees getting bullied and tormented by Verizon Management. I did what I through was best, and tried to halt the bullying that was taking place at Verizon, then it shifted to me. After standing up against the powers to be, trying to help others I was targeted, harassed, bullied, discriminated against, endured racial harassment and eventually wrongfully terminated. I was brought up with the belief of how you treat people, is how you will be treated. It was embedded into my mind that respect was how it will be in my family. My father said, “Respect people, work hard and life will treat you kind.” This was the belief of a man who was discriminated against for so many years, because of his color, but never changed his values. I knew then, I cannot walk away like so many others that have had to endure such cruelty, and that this bullying issue is larger than me. After seven and a half years my story is still is not over as I am still in federal court in Boston Massachusetts awaiting the second summary of judgment decision. I will continue to fight for justice and my honor. I now have committed my life to help others, and started a blog page which has acquired over 13,000 readings and over 1,500 comments in only a few months. After hearing all these stories, I knew I had to do something and became an advocate for workplace bulling. This is when I stumbled upon “New York Healthy Workplace Advocates.” On April 30, 2012 I was honored to have spoken in Albany New York at the Capital a National Campaign on Workplace Bullying. I am an active Advocate to this cause, in Massachusetts. I have helped to organize many in the fight against Verizon and other companies in the war against bullying in corporate America. I have helped to guide so many to resources to guide these victims in the fight against any form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, as this is my mission. Neal W. Dias 645 Marvel Street Swansea, MA. 02777 774-319-3931 Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Video): Healthy Workplace Bill Press Conference in New York April 30, 2012 (Newspaper Article):
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