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Karen P. Harlos & Craig C. Pinder

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Chapter 14: Emotion and Injustice in the Workplace

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Emotion and Injustice in the Workplace
Emotion and injustice in the workplace
Karen P.Harlos and Craig C.Pinder

There are good days, mostly when he [the boss] is not in … I think things are picking up, maybe I'm starting to fit in, maybe I was imagining all the bad stuff and I don't have to look for a new job … But then the next day is terribly bad and I just scream in my car on the way home. (Brenda, office clerk)

In his classic novel Great Expectations, Charles Dickens observed that ‘there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice’. Although Dickens was referring to injustice perceptions among children, we extend his observation to adults in general and employees in particular. The premise ...

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