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Dear Poll: Do You Have an Office Gossip?

No matter how much you try to avoid it, gossip is an ever-present part of life. It can be mean and hurtful if what you're gossiping about isn't true, but at the same time, it can be kind of fun to share news and other personal tidbits of information with your significant other or best friend! Gossip around the office, however, is a whole different story. While it's inevitable, it can put someone's reputation in jeopardy. In my past office experiences, there's been one token office gossip that everyone knew to avoid, so tell me, do you have one in your office too?


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keiraz keiraz 8 years
I have to admit that I enjoy hearing the gossip but I never start/say anything from my side
CaffeePants CaffeePants 8 years
Everyone at my job is a gossip, myself included. Most of the time it's innocent and work related. We all have different hours so it's really just to keep everyone posted about whats going on.
AlexE70 AlexE70 8 years
I think you'll find one in every office. At my bar we have one, and we all love getting her saucy to hear all the dirt she has on the regular patrons! ;-)
Frenched Frenched 8 years
Like someone else mentioned, it wouldn't be an office without office gossip. I don't initiate it, I don't spread it, but sometimes I will hear it. There's a little someone who keeps me updated but I try not to encourage her. This person also always asks very personal questions about me and I don't like that. But overall, my office does seem to have several "gossipists" around but, overall they're all good people.
SLH04 SLH04 8 years
I swear when I first arrived there was not a lot of gossip but after awhile I started hearing things. I hate drama and try to stay as far away for it as possible.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
There are a few here....
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
one? try three.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
Everyone at my office gossips. Today I walked in and everyone was talking and when they saw me they started whispering. What a lovely feeling that was.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
There's one woman who's a horrible gossip at my job. She comes off as so nice, but she tries to get people fired with her gossip. It's crazy. And then there are the supposed "anti-gossips," who gossip about the gossipy woman and her friends. It's just crazy. I can't believe that it's like this, but it's high school and all of them have been out of high school for a very long time.
rellicDragon rellicDragon 8 years
lol everyone gossips ... in varying degrees at my work
omilawd omilawd 8 years
I work in a measly minimum wage job, but EVERYONE is such a gossip. We all have to watch what we say, because it's like we're in high school. Oh wait. Half of them are still.
Phunkometry Phunkometry 8 years
I voted yes, but I don't really work in an office and there are three of us (my boss included) who work there. We never gossip about each other (I mean, we'll talk about each other innocently ["Did you see the invitation that 'Jane' designed?" stuff like that]), but we do have some crazy customers with insane demands so... yeah, we'll talk about them every so often!
stephley stephley 8 years
My current boss is a big gossip! And once I worked with a woman who was such a dependable gossip that if I wanted the boss to know something without me telling him, I'd stage a conversation near her desk - she passed on the info every time.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i've also learned not to partake at my old office, it was REALLY BAD. like about as bad as an office can get. and one semester when i was away at school (thank god) the manager called a meeting and everyone got in trouble for it....thank the good lord it was while i was off, and the events leading up to it i was also off for, so i wasn't implicated....because grown women having to get in trouble for gossiping is just EMBARASSING! i try not to partake in my new office. i also try to keep my personal stuff as personal as possible, so i don't form too many close bonds
Myst Myst 8 years
Can't help but hear about it, but I learn a long time ago not to engage in it. It has a funny of coming back to haunt you.
krae85 krae85 8 years
yes, and it's everyone.
queenlizzie queenlizzie 8 years
I avoid it, too, but I always hear it. People are really stupid when it comes to this stuff. If you're going to gossip about the office, don't do it in written form (like emails that are tracked, duh) and don't do it around people who will tattle on you (like me). One person at our office actually got fired for a rumor she spread. It was REALLY bad.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
it wouldnt be an office without an office gossip.
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
Ugh, when I worked there was always an office gossip. That person made me so nervous.
lauraxtc lauraxtc 8 years
Yes there is lots of Office gossip here at work!! its annoying but I am not the type to get involved in it. I avoid it. I hear it, but that's about it.
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