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heavy mob

A large group of people, especially one inclined toward violence or unrest. As the demonstration began, a heavy mob of masked men fell upon us and began assaulting anyone carrying a protest sign.
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the ˈheavy mob/brigade

(British English, informal) a group of strong, often violent people employed to do something such as protect somebody: I had to laugh when he turned up at the meeting with his heavy mob, as if he was a mafia boss or something.
See also: brigade, heavy, mob
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n. the crime syndicate. (Underworld and journalistic.) One of the biggest fish in the mob was pulled from the river yesterday.
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She said that 'we will never become a serious and civilized state unless we understand that mobbing is a social problem and not just an individual problem or the problem of the victim alone."
As the most common examples of mobbing, Ramic cites giving humiliating tasks to employees, constant scrutiny and criticism from work colleagues and superiors, not allowing vacation use, not allowing vacation when the employee wants it, and being unable to go on sick leave.
This study aims at defining the characteristics of traumas and psychological problems that appear as a result of these traumatic experiences of the victims who have reported having been exposed to mobbing at the workplace and who have undergone psychological examination and whose cases have been recorded.
300 cases were evaluated that applied to, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Psycho-Social Trauma Program (PSTP) who were referred by Forensic outpatient clinic and Psychiatry outpatient clinic between January 2008 and September 2012 Persons who had been exposed to mobbing-related activity at least once a week and at least for six months have been considered as mobbing victims.
The research, which would have found the direct link with the length of service and mobbing is not abundant.
In the analysis of the causes of mobbing carried out by Zapf (1999) gender is not a significant factor.
When it comes to workplace mobbing, the scope is much broader."
Face ao exposto, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a existencia de condutas de mobbing entre os enfermeiros, em um Hospital da Regiao Centro de Portugal.
Once the mobbing takes place, the employee should file with the employment court after the termination of the contract.
The research conducted by SSM showed that employees in the textile industry, parts of the health care and public administration were mostly subjected to mobbing. Most respondents, according to Mitrovski, complained about mental harassment, influence over the worker's capability, and the least on physical harassment.
public's attention in 1999 with the publication of Mobbing: emotional abuse in the American workplace.
Segundo Pinuel y Zabala e Cantero (2003), o mobbing no trabalho supoe a mais grave ameaca a saude dos trabalhadores a ser enfrentada neste seculo.
A Swatch press release explains: "By using 'Flash mobbing'--spontaneous gatherings that act out humorous and fun exercises--a simple yet strong synergy with the Swatch brand was unearthed and an opportunity to become the 'Flash Mobber's watch of choice' was there for the taking."