Gossip..Gossip...Gossip

@missybear (11396)
United States
January 25, 2011 6:32am CST
Sure, everybody likes to Gossip and talk about others but sometimes it just gets annoying. Work is a big place for gossip and rumors to be spread around. I try not to get to involved in it but sometimes that's impossible. I seem to be the person for everybody to comes to and complains about somebody else .Why me, I don't care if Marie has a new boyfriend or if Bill doesn't do his job right. Mind your own business and quit starting problems between your co-workers. Do you have a lot of Gossip or trouble makers at your work...people that always in someone elses business?
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@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Hi! I worked before in an office where there was a group of employees which took delight in criticizing or talking about other people. What I did was to stay away from them as much as possible. We usually had lunch together, but after I finished my food I would slip back to my cubicle right away. In that manner, I didn't have to join their series of gossips. In instances where I could not avoid them, I just listened and did not give comments. I guess that they noticed that I wasn't a fan of their activity, so they didn't become a bully to me unlike what they did to the others.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Sometimes silence is golden
@hlgmdt (301)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
I totally agree! Sometimes, less talk means less mistake and less trouble.
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Yes..yes and he!! yes... I really do stay out. It might sound rude and it's certainly not a way to make friends but when people would try to talk to me about other people..I would make them feel silly for it. I would look at them and say something like..are you serious? I don't care about that nonsense and know nothing about it. I once asked a guy at work when he was slamming this girl he said was sleeping with a coworker if his life was so boring that he worried who was sleeping in her bed.He was not happy..lol. After they saw that I wasn't going to participate..they stopped trying with me..I can not tell you how nice it was to talk to people that didn't try to gossip in front of me
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
It's really annoying and when I first started there the same girl that's still gossiping after 7 years now , was gossiping about me back then, trying to get me in trouble. I'm still there though and so is she.
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Sometimes ignoring it is the best but as long as they have people that listen to them...they'll keep talking. I think that making them accountable for the things they say actually makes them think a little bit more about it before they do.
@asliah (11149)
• Philippines
6 Feb 11
hi, gossips at the work area is very hard to avoid. even me, i enjoy sometimes making gossips with my co-workers but i should have to assure that i only do gossip to those trusted friends co-worker, because sometimes it is the reason of some misunderstanding of each others and even create an trouble.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
6 Feb 11
Of course everybody does a little gossiping but some people get down right nasty with their gossip
@yspmyl (3438)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 11
There are always people who like to gossip around. Workplace, neighbor and they are everywhere. These people will probably tell you something about someone and when they meet the someone, they will telling bad about you to that someone. So, it is hard to avoid. What I will do, is just listen and never agree or discuss with what they have tell and never tell someone else about what you have heard, that will be the best way to stop the gossip if everyone is doing that. People who like to gossip will definitely like you to spread the gossip and if you do it, they have successfully spread the gossip.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Sometimes it's kinda funny, 1 person comes and tells me something about another person and the next day that person comes and tells me stuff about the person from the day before....WHY ME...I really don't care
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Hi. Well, I think gossip is a global phenomenon. In my country, sadly, it has evolved as a pastime to a lot of people. And it's like a very infectious disease. Even if you try to avoid the gossip mongers or the gossip itself, they still find a way to reach you. Worse, if you don't react or at least listen to someone telling the gossip, you may eventually find yourself the center of the gossip. People may start saying you're aloof or cold and uncaring and then the gossip about you grows exponentially.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
That's true...I just listen and go on with my life.
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
I was just the center of gossips in my workplace. This was the first time that I'd been in one. The feeling wasn't too great at all. These people were weren't just gossip starters, they're also plastics. They smile when I'm looking at them even though they know full well they were doing something horrible. If I know that I'm at fault I won't be able to smile at a person like that. I mean, they're beyond monstrous. They look retarded, though. For Pete's sake, one rackets everyday for money and he's an old guy. Where does he get those? ..sitting on the sidewalk, wearing a torn shirt with a banner that says [i]will lick your toilet bowl clean for 50 cents[/I]
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Good one.
@maean_19 (4663)
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
This is a trait which cannot be taken away in the system. I also hate it because I don't like it. I am irritated when people talks about other people's lives. You are right, why can't they just mind their own business than meddling on the lives of others. I am on this kind of situation now. It isn't just pure gossip that this girl is doing. She is likewise stalking on my whereabouts.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
That's not cool at all. We have a certain person that just gets into everybody's stuff. She just likes to cause trouble...I don't know why, we have such a good work place and we have lots of fun.
@sid556 (31023)
• United States
25 Jan 11
Hi Missybear, yes, we have a group of women that just nag about each other behind the others back and they tend to nag to me. It gets pretty mean-spirited sometimes and I am uncomfortable even listening to it. I like all of them and even if I didn't, I don't care about their personal issues unless I hear it from the person themselves. One thing I don't do is buy into it by repeating anything I've heard nor do I add to it by saying anything I know about the others.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
I'm the same way, I get along with everybody and when 1 person tells me some about the other I just listen and give a few little nods here and there and hope they just leave me alone. They are always complaining about one thing or another. I just want to work and go home.
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@tina256 (190)
• China
25 Jan 11
Yeah ,you are right .people all like gossip ,especially girls . people like talking about other one's private things . it is so nature when u involved in it . yeah ,it is true that would get annoying . tell you something about unhappy thing happened these couple days . we are still talking about the Cornhill Robbery ,the one who be doubted ,some more bad to him ,but anybody dont get any evidence can prove it .just talking talking and gossip . there is never get a result or the truth for the gossip .just talking and make it to be nature . have a nice day .
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 Jan 11
It really gets tiring talking about the same story over and over and nothing ever changes.
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
Thank God all my co-workers are not a bit into minding other people's business, but instead we genuinely care about each other, when they see someone struggling they help (especially the senior teachers)...I had experienced working in a place similar to your workplace and I resigned, I can't take all the drama!!!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 Jan 11
That's exactly what it is and 1 person always has to get into it. I just listen and go on to my own business.