Mr. Gary Belsky,

On May 21, 2013 you wrote an article in Time Magazine called: When Good Things Happen To Bad People – Disturbing News About Workplace Bullying.

Let me tell you as quick as I can about my experience at Verizon.  I am a former U.S. Marine and a very successful and productive manager at Verizon.  I stood up for employees that were getting bullied by other managers.  My life became a living hell and I was eventually targeted, endured numerous racial slurs and comments and was eventually wrongfully terminated.  I lost everything for doing the right things.  I succeeded beyond my wildest dreams only to be stripped of everything because of the powers and connected bullies at Verizon; (you can read my story in full below).

Verizon response in a position statement when I tried to resolve this conflict was: The investigation yield that Benvie had a reputation of being a bully and an equal opportunity offender.  Race was not an issue with Benvie’s condescending and obnoxious behavior and inappropriate comments to almost everyone that he had contact with.  McGovern (Verizon EEO Officer) had substantiated complaints from Caucasian technicians concerning Benvie’s offensive management style.” 

What Verizon stated was this, as long as Verizon’s managers Bullied everyone equally, it was ok under their policy.

I have spoken alongside of politicians from Washington DC at National Workplace Bullying Conferences to State Capitals all through the Northeast trying to get a law passed to protect us all, and to improve our children’s futures. 

Read my full story, look at my speeches, read my Facebook and blogs pages to see thousands of people like you and me all over the world reaching out and talking about their personal heartbreaking stories of Workplace Bullies.  I have also been featured in and Huffington Post Article called: “ Verizon: Plenty Of Good Middle Class Jobs But Would You Want To Work There?”

So many people lost so much, and I am one of them.  Watch the increase of hits to this article after I post it.  These are people who need to be heard.


“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Edmund Burke

Neal W. Dias

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