Miscommunication

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about cursing being connected with talking about the boss:

I was talking in the hallway and my boss over a conversation in which I cursed and said her name in the same sentence. Now I think, she thinks I said it to her. What can I do?

Signed, Cursed

Dear Cursed:

What did you say that combined a curse with your boss’ name? Why were you cursing and also speaking of your boss? These two unanswered questions cause me to ask a related question: Do you gossip and are you one who curses things about your job? Perhaps you do neither; however, the fact that you are now worried that your boss might think you said something about her prompts such questions.

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