I never knew, until recently, what the definition of violence in the workforce included. It was quite a shocker for me as I realized it had happened to me... a multitude of times in my work life. I thought such behavior was just a normal part of the healthcare system. Workers are afraid to say what they really think for many reasons. Fear is the biggest reason. Fear of losing one's job. Fear of being accused of being silly. Fear of loss of respect from co-workers. Fear, fear, fear, and more fear.