Gossip

  • Do Men Gossip More Than Women in the Office?

    Do Men Gossip More Than Women in the Office?

    Gossip, rumor-mongering, and catty behavior know no gender

    It took about two weeks on the trading floor of a large investment bank for me to come to the realization that men gossip as much as any woman I know. Continue Reading

  • Ask Jack: Toilet Troubles, Workplace Gossip, and Job of the Week

    Ask Jack: Toilet Troubles, Workplace Gossip, and Job of the Week

    Flush away your work worries by asking Jack.

    AOL Jobs contributor Jack Silbert answers all your burning job-related questions. Continue Reading

  • Stop People From Gossiping About You

    Stop People From Gossiping About You

    By Andrea Murad Not all conversations at work happen around a conference table or at a formal meeting. The more juicy chats tend to occur around the water cooler, at happy hour or in the hallways. No matter the culture or employees' happiness levels, every office has gossip. Continue Reading

  • 1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

    1 In 7 Work Emails Is Gossip, Study Says

    By Ashley Lutz According to a new study, the average corporate employee sends 112 emails a day. And at least 17 of those are gossip. The Georgia Tech study by Eric Gilbert examined 600,000 emails from an Enron database and found that 15 percent of the infamous company's emails were "gossip." Gilbert defines... Continue Reading

  • 10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

    10 Surefire Ways To Get Fired

    Getty Images By Kelly Eggers Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down... Continue Reading

  • I Tattled On A Co-Worker

    I Tattled On A Co-Worker

    By Rachel Zupek Farrell, Special to CareerBuilder When you walk past your co-worker's desk, you notice he's on Facebook. The next time you walk by, you see he's on it again. In fact, you start to notice that more often than not, every time you pass your colleague, he's on Facebook. So, do you tell your... Continue Reading

  • License To Snoop: 6 Careers For Curious Types

    License To Snoop: 6 Careers For Curious Types

    By Annie Favreau We're all raised on the idea that curiosity killed the cat. Yet a natural inclination toward nosiness can be a fantastic asset for certain jobs. If you're intrigued by the prospect of digging for dirt - or just fascinated by other people's business - here are six jobs that will keep you... Continue Reading

  • How to Use the Office Grapevine to Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

    How to Use the Office Grapevine to Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

    Gossip, or the office grapevine, is the way everyone in the workplace communicates. You can use gossip to get ahead. The trick is to understand how to leverage gossip to get you the edge. Because it's underground and doesn't represent the official word of the organization, the grapevine has always been more... Continue Reading

  • Caught in the Act of Bad-Mouthing a Co-Worker

    Caught in the Act of Bad-Mouthing a Co-Worker

    Danny Goldin, Special to CareerBuilder It's never a good feeling to catch a co-worker bad-mouthing you. It can result in a lack of self-confidence and bring back not-so-pleasant memories of being teased by older siblings at home or bigger kids at grade school. Being caught dishing out unkind remarks can be even... Continue Reading