“Work hard. Get along. Don’t gossip. Keep in mind that no matter what you say to anyone, even if they say they won’t tell, it will be heard by most people you work with. Assume you will be heard by everyone.“ — 40 something, HR director, LA
It’s so easy to dish at work, particularly when you spend so much time there. But take it from those who know, there is a multiply factor with what you tell anyone, even a friend, at work. Proceed at your own risk. But perhaps just take a moment before you let fly to ask yourself: would I want my boss/associate, management/hr (fill in the blank) to know this?