Does gossip have a place at work?

China
October 27, 2009 5:26am CST
Do the words"I heard it through the grapevine"conjure up memories of an old song,or maybe a television commercial featuring dancing raisins?For many of us it's also just another day at the office.Gossip is an unavoidable presence in all workplace,But,is it also an unwelcome one?
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5 responses
• Philippines
16 Mar 10
Gossips are very hard to avoid especially when you have already established a friendship or a deeper relationship with your co-workers. And when you have already shared I have experienced that before wherein I trusted one of my co-worker and at the end of it all, she back stabbed me and I had nothing else to do but to let it pass. It really depends if the gossip is just for fun and it does not concern or will not hurt a colleague, then that's fine. Otherwise it will just ruin a friendship.
@muning (52)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
GOSSIP is everywhere. It's a part of the journey. if you will allow yourself to be affected well then you are not a strong person. Gossip will pull you down until you've lost everything. You can't please everybody and can't explain everything to the. Just don't mind people likes to gossip.
@tatiana07 (498)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
when i was still working, gossip is really present in our workplace. it's really a habit of people to talked bad behind the person.so sad that it's very rampant and sometimes it's really irritating.hope the management will give them a memo.lol
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I don't think it could be avoided even if companies or the administration would apply great lengths to avoid those. People are bound to talk. Unless the company is really keeping everyone shut through tight schedules. I think it's okay to have gossip, as long as they keep it at a minimum and there won't be a riot or problems in line with gossiping. Our company doesn't have too much gossip because we're too busy to talk about anything in the first place, plus gossip comes up when people are idle.
@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
27 Oct 09
Gossip have a presence where two or more peoples work together and have time to talk. Yes it is true, we just only control our mind on any memory (which can be reason of gossip) while talking about some important facts. Then we got gossip free environment at office.