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Gossip Girls

I have always avoided gossip but when you worked in an office as long as I did, you really can't escape the occasional gossip. I think there are some people who thrive on gossip in the workplace and sometimes it can serve a useful purpose.

I don't mind listening to informative type gossip. Sometimes the employees are the last to know what is going on in a the office and gossip is necessary to keep everyone informed. The type of gossip I don't like are the ones that speak ill or derogatory about another co-worker. I usually stop these in their tracks because I always feel that if you speak ill about one co-worker it is just a matter of time before you speak ill of me.

Friends also gossip among themselves. There is no harm done if it is harmless. One can gossip about the fact that the neighbour is moving away, that a couple are no longer together, are basically a sharing of information done respectfully. And even though this post is entitled "Gossip Girls" we know that there are also "gossip boys" and that some men can provide the juiciest of gossips.

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scheng1 wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:20 AM

Many bosses actually want their secretaries to spread gossips. They want to know how the workforce feels before they implement some policies.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 15, 2015, 6:51 AM

I really detest malicious gossips and avoid them like the plague.

ScarletRose wrote on March 15, 2015, 2:45 PM

That works and visa verso, employees also want to know what the bosses are thinking

ScarletRose wrote on March 15, 2015, 2:49 PM

It is quite despicable when it is malicious and so ids the one who is spreading the gossip

Kasman wrote on March 15, 2015, 4:28 PM

Gossip is fine - provided the subject of the gossip never gets to hear about it!

LeaPea2417 wrote on March 15, 2015, 7:52 PM

I don't like to be a part of gossip that would tear anyone down.

ViperGirl85 wrote on March 15, 2015, 10:58 PM

I think everyone does it at some point, I just try not to overdo it.

ScarletRose wrote on March 16, 2015, 5:27 PM

Yes if we are to be honest we all want to hear even if not spread it. It is just how you do it

ViperGirl85 wrote on March 19, 2015, 12:25 AM

Right, right. It's one thing to gossip, but it's another to spread rumors.