Someone is listening to you and going to gossip, what do you do?

@med889 (5958)
April 23, 2009 5:22am CST
I just come to know that there was someone who was listening to my conversation on the phone and she is going to tell everybody in the office. I feel so angry and bad. I was talking to someone who used to work here not he was fired. He is my friend and I really don't think its bad to talk to him and our conversation was purely professional. What would you do in this case?
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8 responses
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
23 Apr 09
So you need to tell her, in this way "that is not your cup of tea" so that she can understand it is not mine and make her to tell my friend so that she can understand. most of the people do and listen other conversation so ti is really bad for them, and of course they will get some kind of satisfaction.
@med889 (5958)
23 Apr 09
She is just so sick Dasari100. i told the other friends and they do understand but I willl not appreciate if she goes and tells my boos who is now in China and will come very soon. She is just so sick and disgusting.
@Dasari100 (3803)
• Anantapur, India
23 Apr 09
Then we can't do anything for that so we need to have patients most of the to control our self anyhow i wish that you won't get any kind of problem in the next time my friend.
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
Yeah I think its better to avoid her now.
• Malaysia
25 Apr 09
well if i, i will not do anything to the culprit... but i will convince other friends in the office about what really happen... and tell what i feel about what the culprit has done... well my tactic is easy, let her do what she want to do but i provoke all my friend that can be in contact with her to believe in me... so she have no place to bring out her gossip about me and will be abandoned by friends... that can be a greater punishment to her of what her doing rather than go on quarrel in the office..... embarrassing myself...
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
Yes you are right and I think she realises.
• Malaysia
9 Jul 09
that's great...... hope now ur okay........sorry for not replying to you sooner.......have a nice day:)
@shibham (17025)
• India
27 Apr 09
hai med, in such situation i can't control myself. i am realy an angry person. i shall slapped that stupid person whatever he was, friend or not.
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
Hopefully I can control my temper because I get very angry at those stupid stuffs too.
@krajibg (11940)
• Guwahati, India
24 Apr 09
Hi, I do not think this is a major issue. Since you were talking to your friend and the conversation was purely professional there should not be any issue in this case. Besides your conversation was professional and I hope it was not all anti social. If this was a talk on business or the like there is nothing to be scared of. Let her tell any one she feels like.
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
I just hope she gets some senses !
• United States
24 Apr 09
Who you talk to outside of work is your business and no one elses. Busy bodies like that seem to have nothing else to do but try and get other people in trouble. It seems like that is what they live for. Just to play her at her own game, I would try and find a way to get her into trouble sometime and then see how she feels when her nibbiness backfires on her.
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
Yes you are absolutly right and I just wish she gets some senses.
@tammytwo (4304)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I have been speaking with a friend of mine that still works at the location where I was fired from nearly a year ago. She has come to notice that when her boss sees her in public speaking to me, she tends to get treated like dirt for the next week or so. I have told her that I will not approach her in public because I don't feel she should be put through that. However she has said she won't stop talking to her friends just because the boss doesn't like them. This is what I recommend you tell your boss if something happens to be said to you. You should be allowed to live your own life and not have to answer to the boss about friendships. However in the future you may want to keep all personal calls out of the office, just to be safe and free from the ears.
@med889 (5958)
27 Apr 09
Yes I think you are right I will look forward to do that. Thank you for sharing tammytwo.
@arvvaz89 (85)
• Sweden
23 Apr 09
I would talk with the person that is going to gossip and ask her why she wants to do this and what's in it for her. If she has no good explanation i would probaly jsut tell her that she is a mean person that does not want anything good for others and only care about how she will look good in the eyes of her supervisors.
@med889 (5958)
23 Apr 09
She is just so sick arvvaz89. She is really mean. I don't like her now.;-(
@chastity7 (104)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I'd tell her politely to mind her own business, if that doesn't work, find out something juicy on her and black mail her.