How Do I Know If i’m Being Investigated?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about feeling of being investigated:

I think my workplace is investigating me. I have had some comments around the office and just strange things keep happening.

Signed, Uneasy

Dear Uneasy:

It is uncomfortable to feel you are being investigated. Your note implies that you don’t know what to do. First you should realize that management is expected to investigate if complaints are made and/or if they think things are not right. If you were boss, that’s what you would do. So if something including you is being investigated, perhaps the best thing to do is nothing. Simply continue to focus on assignments. Don’t gossip with coworkers about the feeling you have that you are being investigated. Just be professional, responsible and attentive to working efficiently and effectively.

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