Trash Talking The Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about trash talk:

Are employees permitted to trash talk their employers while on the clock or on the job?

Signed, Trash Collector

Dear Trash Collector:

I like our garbage man; he empties out our garbage can. Mother doesn’t like his smell, but she doesn’t know him well. I don’t know when I learned this smelly verse, but it reeks of what trash talk can do and it also suggests that gossip about others wouldn’t continue if we walk in each others’ shoes and take time to talk with rather than about them. Employers are people too. To be sure, some of them are greedy who “use” those they employ as cheaply as they can get them and will fire them for a good reason or no reason.

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