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Do I mention a nasty personal rumor to a colleague at work?

Over the weekend a very nasty rumor regarding one of my colleagues at the office reached me, and I'm troubled about what to do. It would damage him if it reaches the wrong ears. Should I tell him that this rumor is making the rounds? Would you want to know? [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on May 3, 2016 - 35 answers

Dealing with workplace gossip

The boss has a husband who is gossiping about me to my co-workers. Can anything be done about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2015 - 11 answers

"Confessions of a ...?"

I'm a big fan of Kitchen Confidential and other "insider", confessional-type memoirs. After just finishing the rather disappointing Heads In Beds, I need recommendations for some really juicy tell-all memoirs about working in the service industry or pretty much anything interesting. [more inside]
posted by catatethebird on Apr 4, 2015 - 33 answers

How not to get on your supervisor's bad side

I have a new job I really don't want to mess up. But I'm in an atypical situation and I lack office interpersonal skills. Already my supervisor, we're both women, is growing wary of me. Help me with your brilliant advice. Wall of hardened snowflakes requiring blowtorch inside... [more inside]
posted by kewpiesockpuppetdoll on Feb 28, 2015 - 17 answers

How to avoid getting caught up in gossip and back stabbing at work?

I am half at fault for this. My desire to be liked and accepted has led me to participate in making fun of people that I shouldn't. I have now seen the error of my ways. [more inside]
posted by sabina_r on Sep 23, 2014 - 19 answers

Help me (emotionally) graduate from middle school.

This question is very difficult for me to ask, but it has been on my mind enough that I need to swallow my pride and throw it out to you fine folks. I have not been a teen for over a decade; I am, overall, a well-adjusted adult. I am at the top of my game professionally, I am happily married, and I have some wonderful friends. I also have perspective on "real issues"... I've survived some fairly significant tragedies and dealt with family drama that has rendered my therapist speechless. So why do I let the petty antics of a few former friends (who are also colleagues) ruin my day? [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Jul 25, 2014 - 25 answers

Colleagues make sexist comments out of female earshot. What do I do?

I am a feminist, and many (not all) of my colleagues routinely make sexist comments. They know I am not okay with this, and instead of holding back, they now often do it even more blatantly, partly to get a rise out of me. I'm something of a beginner feminist so I don't know what to do. Tips please? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2014 - 33 answers

Dealing with loss of friendshp

How do you deal with a complicated loss of friendship that has no possible resolution? [more inside]
posted by lullu73 on Feb 13, 2014 - 23 answers

What to tell gossips about my husbands psych admission

My husband is spending some time in hospital to deal with his depression. This is a good thing and means he will be getting help. But I need help in framing how, and what, I tell different people. In particular gossipy people who ask what hospital he is in. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Oct 28, 2013 - 16 answers

I am looking for a cultural history of the beard.

No, not the hair that grows on your face. I want more information on the phenomenon the “fake wife” or “fake girlfriend” who accompanies gay men to Hollywood premieres. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on Sep 11, 2013 - 20 answers

What can I do about harmful and untrue gossip?

How can I deal with a person who is spreading harmful lies about me? These lies have direct negative consequences for me at work and in my private life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2013 - 19 answers

How much should I listen to bad "gossip" about a job candidate?

I am sitting-in on job interviews for a new position in our department. I can ask additional questions our boss doesn’t pose and I’m being asked for my input. This is a great opportunity, but there is one problem. One job candidate is an acquaintance and former co-worker of a former colleague of mine. Over the years, I have heard a good deal of third-party gossip about this individual regarding his integrity, his chauvinistic attitudes and several other very negative attributes. [more inside]
posted by 3fluffies on Jun 13, 2013 - 23 answers

Gossip: Collateral damage - do I speak up or only talk if asked?

I'm caught up in the gossip, but not the main character of the story. Should I go out of my way to tell my coworkers that I also deplore my "friend's" actions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Feb 2, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me become the mature, self-restrained adult I always wanted to be

I say too much. About me, about others. I find it difficult to control this. Have you managed this or a similar problem? What strategies did you use? [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Nov 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for women

Lately I've been hooked on La Roux and Gossip, as well as Tegan and Sara. Where else can I find this sorta dance-pop / synthpop / electropop / indie rock mixed with dance punk plus strong female vocals and hopefully good lyrics? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 27, 2012 - 42 answers

How much would you want to know?

While the rumor is untrue, it touches something I never told anyone- should I spill the beans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 27 answers

What kind of damage control can I do?

I screwed up at work and talked badly, albeit truthfully, about a coworker. The person I spoke to told this coworker what I had said and I feel terrible. What steps I can take to make this right? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Mar 13, 2012 - 21 answers

Keeping it on the d/l..for the time being

I'm super private about my dating life. I'm also about to throw out my one dating rule about not dating within the circle (of friends). I rather keep things to ourselves for awhile and not announce to everyone we're seeing each other. How do I have this conversation with my date? [more inside]
posted by vilandra on Jan 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Sometimes I think I'm the crazy one

How to deal with the fallout from an SO that has vented about our relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 21 answers

What are the best websites out there?

If I had never seen the internet before, where would you direct me in 2011? What are the best news, film, music, art, fashion, history, technology, gossip, sports websites and blogs out there? [more inside]
posted by maca on Oct 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Gossip or not Gossip?

Torn by conscience, did I talk too much? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Sep 25, 2011 - 8 answers

What would you do if you felt you were the subject of untrue gossip?

What would you do if you feel you're being gossiped about? [more inside]
posted by Fenshwee on Aug 19, 2011 - 25 answers

Managing Gossip for Senior Management

Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I call out a friend on gossip-mongering on the number of sexual partner's I've had?

Should I confront a friend about blabbing the number of sexual partner's I've had? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 32 answers

Any ministers, officials, and citizens who can directly tell me my wrongdoing will be awarded the first prize; anyone who jiàn 諫 me in written form will be awarded the second prize; anyone who gossips about me will be awarded the third prize.

Do women mind guys bragging about how good they are in bed? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on May 11, 2011 - 82 answers

my so-called friends

How do I deal with a squad of unsympathetic friends? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2011 - 24 answers

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

How do you deal with rampant gossip in an academic context? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2011 - 13 answers

Office politics make me want to vomit.

A coworker with whom I only occasionally interact gave another coworker a very ambiguous yet relatively serious performance-related warning to give to me as a "heads up." To my self-knowledge, the accusation in question did not occur, but, if in the off-chance it did, I would want to know more details so I could avoid somehow fucking-up-while-having-no-realization-of-doing-so in the future. I'm not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2010 - 18 answers

Best Frenemies Forever or Mind Your Own Effing Business?

How to handle my mother's 'friend' who behaves more like a frenemy and who's been trying to pry into my personal business. I've been trying to take the high road (and my mom's tactic is to ignore these comments). But it's also completely NOT appropriate for somebody who's supposedly her friend. [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Sep 19, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I stay above the fray?

Good news: it looks like I'm being groomed for a new position at work, one I really want. Yay! Bad news: there's rumors that the person who currently has the position is getting fired. I'd like advice on how to deal with this gracefully. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

You know what they say about loose lips, right?

I have a tendency towards gossiping and spilling secrets. How can I get better control of what I divulge in conversations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

How to suck it up when people talk about you in front of your face

How do you deal with hearing negative evaluations about yourself in public? Often I hear people I don't know make idle comments about me, mostly negative. It's Inconvenient though to look overtly pissed off, when you're not in a position to say anything back. So how do you suck it up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 - 43 answers

Don't talk about me

Where I work, it seems that a certain amount of time is spent talking negatively about other people behind their backs (or even to their face, disguised as a "joke"). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2010 - 22 answers

gossip at work

What is the best way to handle someone at work who starts to gossip negatively about someone else? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Feb 16, 2010 - 39 answers

Believe it or not, I'm not screwing my boss.

My co-workers think I'm gettin it with my supervisor. What the hell do I do? [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Feb 11, 2010 - 20 answers

How much money does the gossip magazine / gossip blog / tabloid industry make?

So, celebrity gossip is everywhere and lots of $$$ is forked out for images of famous babies, etcetera... BUT how much money does the gossip industry MAKE? [more inside]
posted by Elle Vator on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Dealing with Gossip and Mutual Friends

You're with some friends and they begin to maliciously gossip about one of your friends. What do you do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2009 - 36 answers

LA Lawyer to check a gossip blog?

I need a lawyer in Los Angeles to look over my gossip blog, can anyone recommend someone? I recently started running an anon gossip blog that covers my industry (not entertainment). I post blind items, things I "heard", etc. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Solve the Mystery!

45 year old literary blind item - can you identify the subject? [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Sep 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Why do celebrity/gossip blogs use the same phrasing for post titles?

Why do so many of the celebrity/gossip blogs use the same phrasing for post titles (ex: "Lindsey Lohan is Cured", "Tyra Banks is Angry", "David Duchovny is Addicted to Porn")? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Sep 4, 2008 - 11 answers

How to deal with relentlessly negative carpoolers?

How to deal with relentlessly negative carpoolers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2008 - 29 answers

Help me deal with Mrs. Kravitz.

How do you deal with extremely nosy neighbors? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Feb 11, 2008 - 18 answers

Look at me! Look at me!

What are your favorite celebrity gossip blogs?
posted by barrakuda on Nov 28, 2007 - 36 answers

Am I a horrible gossip?

Say your friend told you a year ago he's gay. Is it ok to pass that information along to a mutual friend, a year later, with whom he has not had direct contact? No one in this equation is afraid of gaiety.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Oct 31, 2007 - 37 answers

What are the pillars of Hollywood Babylon?

Please point me to resources on the sordid underbelly of Hollywood. [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Sep 3, 2007 - 15 answers

Stop talking smack.

How can I stop gossiping and repair my image? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2007 - 20 answers

Where's the discipline specific academic gossip?

I know where to go for gossip within my own academic discipline, but are there canonical blogs (on moves, hiring, graduate apps, big books, occasional meta-discipline discussion, etc). or rankings in other disciplines? The Chronicle and Arts and Letters Daily are more general. I'm looking for more discipline specific stuff. [more inside]
posted by ontic on Apr 25, 2007 - 6 answers

What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them?

I have recently seen a map of Congress that listed the number of Representatives that had been indicted, seen war, had been divorced, etc. What kind of public records are available about a landmark building like the Hancock Tower in Chicago and how can I get a hold of them? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Apr 20, 2007 - 5 answers

I don't want to participate in her imaginary competition

I have a taekwondo nemesis. How can I deal with her? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Apr 17, 2007 - 34 answers

Do I need this gossiping friend?

Someone who I consider a very close friend recently told me in an off-hand way that she gossiped behind my back “all the time” to our mutual classmates/friends while we were in a very intense graduate program together a few years ago. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2007 - 25 answers

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