Why Do People Badmouth Me?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about coworker negative talk:

I helped a work colleague some time back. Now I need my money but that person has created a ruckus and has started badmouthing me to other friends. They even send me an insulting message. I am really sad.

Signed, Sad

Dear Sad:

If I understand correctly some time back, you loaned money to a coworker; I’ll call that individual Jan. Recently you asked Jan to return that money, but Jan refused. Instead you have heard that Jan has told others something that has cause disrespectful talk about you and someone sent you an insulting message.I can sympathize with you.

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