Gossip

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These women were known as the ‘gossips’, for they spread the word to all the women in the community when another went into labour. What distracted my attention from the birthing chair was the explanation of the word gossips. The modern definition of “a gossip” is a person who spreads information about other people, but that is a later development of the word gossip. The “gossips” who helped a friend give birth in the old days got their name another way.

Gossip Girl!

Practically Perfect PA

Secondly, how do we have effective working relationships with our team when they know that we are privy to information that may concern them and lastly how do we maintain this trust when other members of staff are spreading office gossip? Office Gossip. It can be difficult not to get involved in gossip and general office banter, it is fun and it makes the day go quickly. I think some gossip can be harmless and I wouldn’t for a moment suggest that you shy away from joining in.

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Gossiping in the Workplace

On The Job

Gossip in the workplace is about as common as the daily arrival of UPS. Workers gossip about their families, their friends and whether Miley Cyrus should punch Annie Leibovitz in the face for that Vanity Fair photo. But, workers also gossip about the boss. They gossip about co-workers. I've been in plenty of workplaces where people gossip , but get their work done. Bosses gossip. Let's face it: People in this country love to gossip.

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What To Do When the Gossip is About.You

On The Job

I know you look at those gossip rags near the checkout supermarket lines. As much as all of us proclaim we don’t listen, see, spread, smell or otherwise consume gossip, we really do. If you have a job, then you have gossip. For one thing, gossip can hurt our careers.

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How to Stop the Gossip

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read an article called How to Stop the Gossip on Lynn Gaertner-Johnston’s blog that made the point of how important it is that we proofread our documents as well as do spell check and grammar checks. Tags: Spell Check gossip proofread grammar check You never know who may be noticing and talking about it. Click here 1 to see the full article. 1 (accessed February 16, 2008).

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Why People Gossip At The Office

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Why People Gossip At The Office By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity D o you gossip at the office? Do you get sucked into the gossip of others? Gossip has never been a positive matter. People generally gossip at work due to boredom, insecurity, wanting to belong. Can you think of other reasons why people gossip?

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Gossiping in the Workplace: A Poem by Lynn Crosbie

Laughing all the Way to Work

If your workplace buddies are "gossip friends" Are they really someone you can trust in the end? People who gossip like to dig for "dirt" They may go too far and someone gets hurt They bring up rumours and hearsay too But do you really care, even if it were true? Tags: chatter hate gossip You think they're your friend and won't talk about you But do you honestly believe that to be true?

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The water cooler is leaking.

Laughing all the Way to Work

but what about when the conversation turns to gossip? Gossip can be vicious and in some cases even lead to disciplinary action or getting fired if you are the one doing it. To be the victim of gossip can affect how your co-workers interact with you and if you know the gossip is going on about you, it can affect how you interact with others. Have you ever been the brunt of office gossip? I have had personal experience where I have been the brunt of the gossip.

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5 Easy Steps To De-Stress At Work & Home

Professional Assistant Blog

Tags: Productivity Office Gossip

2010 100

Workers Behaving Badly: Why Our Stress May be Bringing Out the Worst in Us

On The Job

Gossiping, backbiting and negative campaigning dominate the airwaves, and we seem to mimic that behavior at work. Tags: gossip at work friends at work office politics stress how can i layoffs economy business Anita Bruzzese

2008 130

Now That The Election is Over, What Will You Talk About at Work?

On The Job

Tags: Thriller office gossip boss talk at work election over Dick Cheney workplace Michael Jackson Anita Bruzzese

2008 130

Dignity and Privacy in the Workplace

On The Job

Most of us have been guilty of it a time or two: Trying to get a peek at the confidential files on the boss’s desk, or perhaps gossiping with a trusted co-worker about another employee’s performance problems. Workers have been fired for everything from discussing salaries to gossiping about romantic relationships. Tags: confidentiality workplace gossip

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What References are Really Saying About You

45 Things

job references job recommendation bad reputation getting a recommendation gossip career advice Anita BruzzeseI remember the first recommendation an editor wrote for me. It was glowing. It was wonderful. It told editors they would be idiots not to hire me. I still have copies of that recommendation. I found one the other day and preened around the rest of the day, even though the cats seemed singularly unimpressed. What would I have done without that glowing report?

2012 68

The 10 Most Common Traits of Losers: Are You One?

Dumb Little Man

Unnecessary gossip and slander. It refers to the “prohibition of telling gossip, truthful remarks about a non-present person or party.” What is a loser? Well, many people define it differently.

2018 276

7 Awesome Things that Very Inspiring Bosses Do

Dumb Little Man

Have you had a boss you stood up for when your colleagues were gossiping lame stuff about him / her? Have you ever had a boss you didn’t crib about? Or a boss you really really wanted to be like? Or a boss you did not abuse the moment he/she turned around? Have you had a boss that really inspired you? If the answer to the above questions is Yes, let me tell you – you are among the lucky 0.001% on the Corporate world existing on planet earth. Congratulations!

2015 219

Can instant messaging help you regain control of your inbox?

Dumb Little Man

Instant messaging (IM) has suffered unfairly over the last 20 years, afflicted with a rocky reputation as a social media platform for gossiping teenagers and bored university students. Its abilities as a powerful enterprise collaboration tool have largely been underestimated, with email owning the workplace. IM has been particularly pigeonholed in the US, where some 70% of teenagers already send more instant messages than emails.

2015 205

4 Steps to decluttering your mind and think more clearly

Dumb Little Man

If my head were a house, neighbors would gossip about the dodgy compulsive hoarder who lives inside and never greets anybody. I started decluttering my home about a year ago. Six months in I found out that I was not alone, but there was a whole movement and mindset to it. Today I am calling myself a happy minimalist. My cellar is empty, my drawers are organized and cleaning is easy. My apartment seems bigger, yet cozy and very calm. I wish my mind would look the same.

2014 219

12 Proven Ways to Make Friends at Work (Without Emptying Your Wallet)

Dumb Little Man

Perhaps they are gossiping about how poor you are because you don't eat out like they do. You're stuck eating lunch by yourself again. Perhaps this is exactly what you wanted. Or perhaps, you secretly wish you could join your colleagues each time they gather at that fancy restaurant nearby. They must be having a great time. If only that place wasn't so expensive! So you're here all by yourself. The office feels like one giant, empty place.

2013 218

How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

Dumb Little Man

42% of UK workers said the worst thing about their relationship with a colleague was being the subject of gossip. We spend more of our waking day at work than anywhere else. Throughout our careers, we come across many new faces and form strong connections with those we work with.

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First Day at Work? How to Make a Good Impression

Dumb Little Man

Avoid Gossiping. You might notice that some of your coworkers spend a lot of time gossiping, browsing the web or simply chatting non-stop. While some gossipers might consider you a nerd, your managers will appreciate your focus on your job. Every minute of gossiping and chatting will make your results look poorer. Your job interview is over and you are confidently getting ready for your first day at work.

2017 153

Identify One Goal: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose

Dumb Little Man

Linda Ikeji is a millionaire for being a gossiper. I think a lot of young people will find this post very useful if they were to apply themselves to it. Most often, I find people wondering what their purpose in life is.

2018 247

How to Become a Spiritual Badass – The 20 Laws of Spiritual Power

Dumb Little Man

Abstain from Gossip. If someone is gossiping about someone to you, they will likely gossip about you to other people. Thinking of becoming a spiritual badass? By following these laws, you will learn how to be a spiritual badass, be perceived as spiritually powerful and, more importantly, feel the depth of your own latent spiritual power.

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Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

2018 133

A PA’s guide to confidentiality

Practically Perfect PA

You’ll also hear all manner of gossip directed right across the business. Once that’s apparent, you can be selective about what you discuss, and you can still engage in some friendly gossip and banter without compromising the loyalty of your boss. As a PA or EA, your ability to handle confidential subjects, issues, emails and documents is essential. And increasingly, PAs are asked in job interviews how they approach the issue of confidentiality.

2015 206

How to Handle Work Guilt

Jen Lawrence

And no – I don’t mean fill them in on all the office gossip. Call it whatever you want – on some level we all experience some level of guilt around our jobs, especially if our work is particularly demanding.

2019 63

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

45 Things

Workplace drama can come in many different forms, from the gossiping colleague to the co-worker who yells (or cries) when under stress. Walk away from gossip. In any workplace, there are gossips who love to have listeners. Don't be one of them, even if the gossiper is using a fun-loving "Wait until you hear this!" will force the gossiper to look for another listener (and hopefully he or she won't find one).

2018 56

Christmas gifts for assistants!

Practically Perfect PA

You can not only cancel out other people’s noise you can also avoid overhearing gossip that is best not to know about! It’s nearly Christmas! As assistants I’m sure you have been aware of this fact for quite some time as you would have been running around organising everyone’s Christmas festivities including parties, cards, presents, decorations and goodness knows what else!

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How to handle the office drama queen

Practically Perfect PA

They tend to have a widespread knowledge of the office gossip, can be found sharing this knowledge in the office toilets or during after work drinks. Super busy people don’t have time to hear gossip and they don’t have time to hear tales of woe thus making them too busy for the office drama queen to really concentrate their efforts on.

2013 213

How to Be Extraordinary At Work: Helpful Tips For Career Growth

Dumb Little Man

Moreover, maintain distance from the people who are full of negative vibes, particularly those who are full of gossips. How to be extraordinary at work? Well, a leader always expects his team members to be proactive and diligent. He wishes them to grasp things quickly and give outstanding performance. Well, this is a great idea as it leads to organizational growth as well as individual growth. However, the sad part is nobody bothers about the overall growth of an employee.

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Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

Don’t gossip, even if the gossip is really good! As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team. If that is the case you will have even more phone calls, meetings and general engagement with other Directors and top-level members of staff.

2014 178

8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude

Ian's Messy Desk

Successful people do not spend hours in front of the television, gossiping around the water cooler, or any other negative behaviour. The post 8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how you define success, a proper attitude plays a key role in reaching that success. I know people who blame their lack of success on a lack of education. I know educated people who blame their lack of success on circumstances.

2013 182

The Top Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

Dumb Little Man

Too much of office gossip. People quit their jobs for a lot of reasons. They may do it because they are relocating to a new place or they simply want to change careers. According to a Mercer study , a whopping one-third of all the new employees plan on just quitting their job in the next 12 months. This is a huge number and is astronomically way higher than our parents’ or grandparents’ time.

2019 151

7 Ways to Manage Difficult Personalities At Work

Dumb Little Man

There are gossip machines, bossy teammates, blamers, victims and show-stealers in all organizations. When there’s a gossiper in the group, anything you shared may be communicated in a totally negative aspect. Colleagues can either be constructive or disruptive! The helpful ones make work much easier and the workplace a great place to look forward going to every day.

2017 150

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

Chit-chat and socializing in the workplace is good, but it’s counter-productive when it turns into unwated, irrelevant gossip. There are only two ways to increase the output of your work. It’s either you put in an extra number of hours or find smart work productivity tips to working hard. Productivity and Motivation. You are more productive when you feel motivated. Researchers Katherine L. Milkman, Julia A. Minson, and Kevin G. Volpp conducted a study.

2020 210

One Simple Way to Be Happier and More At Peace

Dumb Little Man

For example, I would go to work and think - "This Mr X next to me, this co-worker, he talks too much and is always interested in gossip." Everyone In Your Life Has Something to Teach You The next day, when I went to work, I tried to think of one amazing quality in the co-worker who I thought gossiped a lot. Yes, he gossiped too, but overall he had this superb trait of NEVER really feeling dejected or sad or offended. “Look for the good in everything and everyone.

2012 219

10 Characteristics of A Good Friend

Dumb Little Man

Nobody wants a friend who gossips and shows violent behaviors, too. It’s easy to say that you’re a good friend. Proving that, however, can be quite difficult. You can go and ask your friends if you’re being a good friend or you can just sit down and assess yourself. If you choose the latter, here are 10 characteristics you should be possessing. You do not solve the problem of your friend, you help to solve. When we have a problem, we immediately ask for help from friends.

2018 184

Where Is the Love?

Eat Your Career

The gossip and backstabbing and flat-out sabotage was almost comical. Do you ever find yourself stumbling around your workplace wondering, “Where is the love?”. I’ve been in professional environments where the tension was so thick you could practically taste it. People literally hated one another. They actively worked against their teammates. Like something out of a movie. Office Space with a really negative twist. Anyway, if this sounds familiar, I just want you to know you’re not alone.

2012 156

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate?

2009 198

Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

Gossip. I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama? She asked me to weigh in on this topic and I jumped at the opportunity. The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. But first, let’s talk about what that word really means.

2017 166

Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People

Ian's Messy Desk

Discourage gossip. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Ten Commandments of Getting Along with People Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 21, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

2010 237

How To Master Difficult Conversations At Work

Dumb Little Man

The last thing you want is workplace gossip spreading around. It’s safe to say that no one likes workplace confrontation. However, avoiding these kinds of interactions at work is practically impossible. Whether you are leading a team, a company or just your own task list, there will be times where you’ll need to face difficult conversations at work. Fortunately, there are ways to soften the blow and make these types of conversations much less painful.

2017 157

Staying in the loop

Practically Perfect PA

How do you work out what is important information and what is really just office gossip? The say goes that information is King. For assistants information is everything! Keeping up to date with all the goings on within your organisation is incredibly important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it means that you can update your Executive on the high level stuff which means they don’t have to attend every meeting or read every bulletin.

2016 141

Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

We commiserate with those who have repeated annual resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking or stop gossiping; the truth is that very few people can actually dream, envision, research, analyze, decide, execute, complete, and succeed what they set out to do. Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to certify.

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