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 noun gossip comes from Old English godsibb , “godparent.”

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. The post Gossip Girl!

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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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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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What References are Really Saying About You

On The Job

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.

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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

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5 Easy Steps To De-Stress At Work & Home

Professional Assistant Blog

Tags: Productivity Office Gossip

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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

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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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5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

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.

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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?

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How to Help Your Boss See You as a Rising Star

On The Job

Just because you show up on time, meet all your deadlines and don't gossip, well, that's not enough to get a bigger paycheck or title. Many young workers come to a conclusion that's often hard to swallow: Working hard doesn't mean you get ahead.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The 10 Biggest Goofs Made By New Workers

On The Job

Even if you think it’s harmless gossip such as, “Did you see what Kim Kardashian wore the other day? you don’t want to give even a hint that you might be a gossip. On your first day of a new job you’re often excited and nervous.

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Research Finds Stressed Employees More Likely to Misbehave

On The Job

Further, those employees who feel insecure about their jobs will take their unhappiness and turn to doing things like stealing supplies, fudging expense reports and gossiping about others. The U.S. election process has clearly demonstrated one thing: People are upset, mad and worried.

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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.

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Top 5 Habits of The Best World Leaders in History

Small Business CEO

Instead of gossiping with people, successful world leaders tend to invest heavily on learning new concepts or grooming a new skill.… The idea of being “successful” is indeed a matter of personal judgment.

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When You Make a Fool of Yourself in Front of Colleagues

On The Job

Or, you think you remember gossiping about your boss near a colleague you know hates gossip. Why did you gossip about your boss? Let's say that despite all the good advice out there (including, ahem, my own) you decide to go out with some people after work and hit happy hour.

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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.

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5 Signs Employees are Thinking About Leaving -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

They Gossip This is someone who isn’t looking for the good in anything or anyone. Managers know that disengaged workers are a problem, but they may not realize the truly big impact such workers have on the bottom line — and how much better engaged workers perform.

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5 Things to Remember in a New Job

On The Job

Gossip about your old job in the first week and you may be seen as immature. As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss.

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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!

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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.

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Does Your Boss Have an Entourage?

On The Job

This person is around the boss to make her feel secure in her new surroundings, to give her insight into the team (in other words, pass on the gossip) and to do the boss's bidding without question or delay.

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How to Choose the Best Trade Show Booth for Your Business

Small Business CEO

They’d instantly become the laughing stock of all their friends, and celebrity gossip columnists would have a field day, right? Would you ever consider opening a dollar store on Rodeo Drive? Of course not.

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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!

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4 Things You Must Know Before a Job Search

On The Job

Do you have personal accountability, such as always telling the truth and avoiding gossip? When you're out of work or desperate to leave your current job, sometimes you're not thinking clearly about what you need to do to get a new position. You just need a new job. Right.

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Dealing with confidential paperwork

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve had a few instances in my career where I’ve been absent-minded and colleagues have seen things on my desk that they shouldn’t see, luckily the information wasn’t particularly sensitive, but it made me realise people like to gossip and know things that their colleagues do not.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Helping Your Executive Maintain A Competitive Edge

Office Dynamics

Resist the temptation to gossip or complain. Your executive needs to be in the forefront whether he or she owns a business, is a sales representative, director or CEO of a Fortune 500 Company.

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4 Fun Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

As long as you don’t do pseudo-work *cough* email *cough* you can spend time on your favorite hobby, gossip to your colleagues, or read an awesome book. What better way to live than having fun and being productive at the same time?

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How to Positively Slay Your Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

Co-workers can be dragons when they: gossip. Avoid gossiping. I have been speaking on how to slay your ‘Office Dragons’ for 25 years now. It is a favorite topic in my Star Achievement Series® training program. Dragons are huge, dominating, fictitious creatures.

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Fighting Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

Co-workers can appear to be dragons when they: gossip. I have been speaking about office dragons for years and how to professionally deal with the dragons. Dragons were huge, dominating, fictitious creatures. Medieval writers had vivid imaginations for big, scary things. For many people, work is like a dragon. It can be overwhelming and certainly dominates well over half of our waking hours. Sometimes the people we work with can be pretty “fiery” creatures to deal with, too.

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Fighting Co-Worker Dragons (2 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Here are the common responses I hear: Gossip. Avoid gossiping. Image Designed by Freepik. Hopefully, you read part 1, Fighting Manager Dragons , where I introduced and explained the topic of office dragons. In case you did not open that issue, you may want to check it out as I discussed employees’ perceptions of manager dragons and tips to success. Today, I want to address co-worker dragons.

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