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. It can be difficult not to get involved in gossip and general office banter, it is fun and it makes the day go quickly. I think some gossip can be harmless and I wouldn’t for a moment suggest that you shy away from joining in.

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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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Why People Gossip At The Office

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Why People Gossip At The Office By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity D o you gossip at the office? Do you get sucked into the gossip of others? Gossip has never been a positive matter. People generally gossip at work due to boredom, insecurity, wanting to belong. Can you think of other reasons why people gossip?

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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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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. Maybe we don’t even think of it as gossip, but call it that more politically correct term, “office politics.” Maybe there are snickers or sly glances your way and lots of hushed tones to indicate you’re the subject of some kind of gossip.

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What is the best way to handle and minimize office gossip?

Office Dynamics

I have stopped socializing after work hours, especially when alcohol is involved, because of the rampant gossip of co-workers. What is the best way to handle—and minimize—office gossip?” —Not Not a gossip by ALICE BUMGARNER, MODERATOR on NOVEMBER 11, 2011 11:48AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “I work in a small organization and often say that I find out things about myself from co-workers before I even know them!

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Gossiping in the Workplace: A Poem by Lynn Crosbie

Laughing all the Way to Work

If your workplace buddies are "gossip friends" Are they really someone you can trust in the end? People who gossip like to dig for "dirt" They may go too far and someone gets hurt They bring up rumours and hearsay too But do you really care, even if it were true? Tags: chatter hate gossip You think they're your friend and won't talk about you But do you honestly believe that to be true?

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5 Easy Steps To De-Stress At Work & Home

Professional Assistant Blog

Tags: Productivity Office 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. I still have copies of that recommendation. I found one the other day and preened around the rest of the day, even though the cats seemed singularly unimpressed. What would I have done without that glowing report?

2012 170

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 After 9/11, I was struck by the sense of caring we showed for one another. It was a horrible, stressful time, but it seemed to bring out the best in us. We began to look out for one another, even at work.

2008 100

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

2007 100

Zig Ziglar: Try These 5 Ways to Get Twice as Much Done Every Day


Today, when you finish one task, move with purpose to another one, and people will not block you for that five-minute gossip session. I am absolutely convinced that the listener has more to do with the gossiping than the speaker, because if you don’t listen, they’re not going to talk to you.

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How to Get Off on the Right Foot When Starting a New Job

On The Job

In addition, it opens the door to gossips who believe you like to trash others (and being known as a gossip is never a good thing). If you've just gotten a new job, congratulations! A lot of people are starting new positions, and that's something to celebrate.

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How to Deal with a Toxic Co-worker

Small Business CEO

There are six types of toxic employees , including the slacker, gossip, lone wolf, emotional mess, and close-minded know-it-all.… You come across different types of people throughout your career. You might connect to some individuals on a deep level, making them your work best friend.

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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. Don't be one of them, even if the gossiper is using a fun-loving "Wait until you hear this!" will force the gossiper to look for another listener (and hopefully he or she won't find one).

2018 142

5 Positive Practices to Reduce Stress in a Team


Squashing gossip enhances collaboration Gossip, more than most vices, can hinder collaboration. It’s in the best interest of the executive to squash gossip culture and even rumors themselves before they spread among the team. Executives juggle many things when running a business.

2022 66

Social Media Content Ideas for August

Karen Vivarelli

Say goodbye to July and say hello to August! When you think of August, most people think of warm weather, beach trips, and vacations. But how can you enjoy your August escapade if you haven’t started planning your content yet? Worry no more! We’ve got you!

5 Ways Smart People Influence Themselves


We do this through focusing our attention on TV, gossip columns and our personal gossip groups. Leadership is about influence , but the most important person to influence is yourself. So what is the best way to do so? Here are five ways the smartest people influence themselves: 1.

2022 83

10 Bad Habits You Really Need to Break


Gossiping. Gossipers derive pleasure from other people’s misfortunes. You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success.

2022 109

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. While office politics and gossiping are part of any workplace, in the early days you’ve got to be careful not to give anyone any ammunition to use against you. On your first day of a new job you’re often excited and nervous.

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Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

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3 Easy Ways to Be a Better Person at Work

On The Job

We may vow to "be kind" in the workplace and not fall into the trap of gossiping, being negative and being selfish at work. Walk into any mall store -- or check out any online retailer -- and you're likely to find a "Be Kind" t-shirt. Or tote bag. Or pillow. Or coffee mug.

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3 Ways to Handle Nosy Co-Workers

On The Job

But those are details you may not want to share with the woman down the hall because a) she's a terrible gossip and b) you don't know her well enough to share that information. She may be asking the question not as a chance to gossip, but because she sees you seem to be upset. Believe it or not, some people don't like to talk about their personal life.

2018 150

13 Key Traits of Strong Professional Relationships


Too often, businesses slip into a culture of gossip and phony smiles. Strong relationships are essential to business and career success.

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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. And once again, despite the good advice (did I mention my own?) you get a little past tipsy and say or do something that in the bright light of your cubicle the next morning seems, well.stupid.

2012 142

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. As a PA or EA, your ability to handle confidential subjects, issues, emails and documents is essential. And increasingly, PAs are asked in job interviews how they approach the issue of confidentiality.

2015 192

Are You Self-Sabotaging?

On The Job

You figure out how to deal with Marcia's gossiping, your understand what your boss wants you to do and you even have plotted out the first industry conference you will attend once pandemic restrictions are lifted.

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Signs You Are Toxic to Others at Work

On The Job

to more targeted gossip meant to derail someone's career ("I think Brad's age is catching up with him. Lately, we've all started taking a much closer look at toxic behavior in the workplace.

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3 Ways to Overcome Toxic People at Work

On The Job

For example, the older employee at work who "only has your best interests at heart" and so fills your ears with endless gossip about others or tries to make it seem that you're so naive it's amazing you get yourself dressed every morning by yourself. When someone starts to whine, gossip or brown nose, quickly find somewhere else to be. Many people look back on "toxic" relationships in their personal life and wonder how they could ever be so dumb.

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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! As assistants I’m sure you have been aware of this fact for quite some time as you would have been running around organising everyone’s Christmas festivities including parties, cards, presents, decorations and goodness knows what else!

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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. Super busy people don’t have time to hear gossip and they don’t have time to hear tales of woe thus making them too busy for the office drama queen to really concentrate their efforts on.

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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.

2017 135

How the Pandemic Can Help Your Grow in Your Career

On The Job

Don't be late to meetings (and apologize if you are) and don't monopolize someone's time with your complaints or gossip.

2020 135

Why Worry About Ethics?

Virtual Moxie

Almost as soon as I created AssistU , I created the AssistU Standards of Excellence and Ethics pledge. Soon after our initial classes graduated and I realized I was going to be adding a community component to what my company was going to offer, I decided to require our community members to sign the pledge yearly, promising to let it guide their practices.

2015 181

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. But what many don''t realize is that your first few days on the job can set the tone for your time in that position, Complain about something on Day 1, and you may forever be labeled a whiner.

2014 209

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. If that is the case you will have even more phone calls, meetings and general engagement with other Directors and top-level members of staff.

2014 164

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. While we may hope that this will all disappear once the election is over, managers shouldn't believe that workers will once again become jolly little employees, content with the cubicle world around them.

2016 121

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. There are timeless truths and habits that helps one achieve success, regardless of one’s personality or industry he/she works in, or a point in history. photo credit: Wikipedia. The world’s top leaders and professionals employ unique ways to boost their productivity.

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Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

We commiserate with those who have repeated annual resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking or stop gossiping; the truth is that very few people can actually dream, envision, research, analyze, decide, execute, complete, and succeed what they set out to do. Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to certify.

2019 156

How to Make More Money


They’re reading celebrity gossip magazines. I’ve been through the challenge of not having enough money. I grew up in a small town in Montana, in an economically depressed Irish mining town. There was a lot of struggle there.

2022 87

How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise How to Deal with Inconsiderate Co-Workers By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that some of your co-workers can be extremely annoying, rude or just plain inconsiderate? Shes the office gossip , comes in about 15 minutes late several times a week and leaves the office for extended periods of time (assuming that shes taking unwarranted breaks) without repercussions.

2009 152

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. So you fill out a bunch of online applications and throw together a resume by making a few updates on the one you wrote two years ago. (Or Or was it three?)

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