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10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

Tania Khadder | Excelle

December 02, 2009

5. Steer Clear of Gossip

News travels fast. Especially juicy news. Well, guess what. If you heard it, chances are, so did your manager. And if you play any part in its proliferation, chances are, your manager will know that too.

As tempting as it can be, don’t get sucked into office gossip. As soon as you do, you implicate yourself, make enemies and come off as unprofessional. If someone else insists on telling you something, make sure it stops with you.

The workplace might sometimes feel like high school, but it isn’t (thank God!). The ramifications of being the office gossip are a lot more serious than detention or a missed birthday party invite.



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