Boss Gossip

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctor about the boss’s gossip:

I work at a school as a custodian, and my boss always talks about my performance to other co-workers; is this OK? Shouldn’t he keep opinions to himself?

Signed, Belittled

DearĀ Belittled:

Yes. As our parents said, “If you can say something good about someone, don’t say anything.” That goes for bosses when talking about those they boss unless it is in a supportive instructional way and this is especially important when speaking about someone to others.

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