Workplace Mobbing Trends
What people have to understand is that times change. I think in the 80's when you were bullied, most people just killed themselves. Then we saw a real change in the 90's withh columbine, and the children in that situation choosing to act out against those that were bullying them.
These seems to have set off a trend, which lasted, until the government agencies actually acknowledged that the kids doing the shooting, are not kids that just snapped, most of the shootings go back to school bullying.
The school shooting trends seem to have for the time levelled off, but then you still have students like Phoebe Prince who commit suicide due to bullying. I think the society finds it easier to deal when the victim takes their own life than when it's the other way around, and they take the life of those who are harassing them.
Workplace mobbing is rampant across America, and the odd few times you do get workplace shootings, people still wring their hands and wonder why, yet the people in the mobbing community who understand workplace mobbing, and who have researched this point to the fact that at the heart of most shooting, if you search back, there was ongoing, and persistant workplace mobbing.
In past years we saw a lot of postal workers, and others doing these shootings. Gender wise most of the shootings have still been men, you might get the odd female, such as the postal worker who went back after three years, but the majority of shooters are male. Even the female postal worker who went back after three years and killed her coworkers had been a victim and target of workplace mobbing. Females tend to internalize their expreience, and thus are more likely to commit suicide, where with men you are more likely to see overt reactions. Will this change in the future? It's hard to say. Racially we saw a lot of white males, and this became part of the image of the typical shooter, recently we are seeing that demographic expand, with some of the last few shootings matching other demographics. I think what is clear is that even with all the exposure and awareness that those in these fields have tried to bring to these shootings, still little attention get's paid, until something like this happens.
The solutions are often not ones that will help workers, the solutions are often things that will make it easier for workplaces to keep these situations quite, to get rid of complaining workers, or to systemically blacklist them, and frame that as we see in many cases of Gang Stalking. This system is not working, does need a change, but until people are willing to change at a grass root level, this will likely not improve.