Is it possible to stay out of workplace politics and gossip?

By admin ~ September 3rd, 2010 @ 4:06 pm
Is it really possible to always mind your business? There is a place around here that pays GREAT! But I have heard from several people that is terrible for gossip. I want to apply there then, if I get the job, just keep focused on work and keep to myself as much as possible. But I am nervous that will alienate me. What would I do if someone tells me something I don’t want to hear?
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4 Responses to Is it possible to stay out of workplace politics and gossip?

  1. adventure travel

    It is easy to fall into the gossip around the water cooler. I usually avoid it by learning who the gossipers are. I also tell people upfront when they are talking about someone that I give people the benefit of the doubt. You don’t have to keep to yourself but you can let people know in certain ways that you don’t gossip about others.

  2. bridezillas

    Dear Laura: If I hadn’t seen you are from NC, I would have sworn you were applying for my former position at HC America! I don’t think there is any way to stay out of the politics and gossip. By avoiding it, you will probably become their “target”. If you really need that money, though, take the job, hoard your money, and be prepared to get fired at any moment. I wish better for you (or anyone) than that.

  3. build a business from home

    Thought of the Moment:

    One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato

  4. adventure travel

    I do my best to.


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