Your collegues talking about other member in the team and you heard that
July 6, 2012 12:12am CST
I came to the office, usually I reach early. I sat down quickly because I had to do something urgent in my laptop. So I guess no one saw me. Then while tying a mail I heard 2 of my colleagues whispering. They were talking about my other colleague. Talking about her way of dressing and that maybe she is doing this to seek attention. I heard a lot of things too which at last became quite uncomfortable. I wanted to stand up but could not as they would see me and then they would maybe feel guilty. So I sat down and after some moment some other colleagues came. And they stop talking. I then stood up and walk and said Good morning as if it is now I came. It is really uncomfortable to hear cuh things in the office. Now I am sure maybe these people talk about all other people in the office like this
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6 Jul 12
Well it looks like those two is in the business of criticizing people. Beware for one day soon you might overheard them talking about you next time around. These are the kind of people you should shun away from. They don't really make good company. Who are we to criticize and judge each other anyway?
7 Jul 12
hi there i think i have experienced this to but then there are not much i havr heard anyway. I thin it is really uncomfortable thing to bear... But i would keep mum about the things i have heard and it is not for me to tell it too. So maybe yu just need to not speak about it.
6 Jul 12
Maybe you should avoid them. Avoiding in a way that not keeping them as a friend but only as a co-worker. Like what you said they might talk about you also !! but don`t worry, there are really people who loves to criticize others what important is we need to prove them wrong and not let it sink in our heart. Of course it will be quite uncomfortable, but that`s really is. You`re standard is higher compare to them and just let them be like that
6 Jul 12
I have those types of colleagues too at work. To me, they are the scariest type of people. Good thing you now know who among your office mates love to gossip. As for me, I try to keep my secrets away from my gossiping colleagues. There are times when they get curious and would keep asking me about my life. I share what I only needed to share to get along. If I appear to have kept too much secrets about myself, the more they would assume things so I just try to keep things in balance. Those people love to talk about other people. They love to share people's secrets along with their own assumptions and guesses. If they know more, then they would feel they're above everyone. They have this mentality that if you know more about people's lives, you have the upper hand, which is a rather very ridiculous ideology. Spreading rumors and lies is hard to avoid in the office. Many people just don't know what to talk about other than those things.
• Davao, Philippines
6 Jul 12
One can't really avoid those kinds of talks in any place of work since there are many kinds of people around. Some are just stupid than the rest but they still have some use to some other people. Though in my opinion, it is best to stop those happening around but one would have to be a god in order to implement that. My advice, just ignore them. Let rumors float, never get affected and just have a hell of a lifetime while people who don't like you or someone else become uglier with their own issues with you or the person they don't like.
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul 12
Let them. That is one thing I always disliked about work. The cattiness of the women and how they enjoyed gossiping. I just consider the source and I also file this away and I do not trust these people. Gossipers just aren't to be trusted. And it isn't nice and it doesn't show me they are people I want to associate with.
6 Jul 12
Hi med: I think I won't say this person directly but I would advice her/him to stay away from these people because they are not really good friends and they are just talking on his/her back. It's dirty but if you made it public it could be worst because this would definitely affect the environment on the working area. ALVARO