February 23, 2011

Office gossip

Every office has its gossip. Yes, even the place where you work. If you're not aware of that, you are probably one of the topics they are talking about. I'm sure that most of you already consider me a chauvinist, so I really don't have to be careful what I say about women. Women gossip, a lot. My ex workmate spoke wise words: if you want to keep the gossiping at minimum, hire a one woman (althought this maximizes the caveman effect, check out my last post). Women don't usually gossip with men and only place left for her to gossip at is the Internet. Once you add another female to the equation, you're deep in the gossip shit. It'll take few days once legends and stories start to evolve. But here's a strange thing: if you add a third female, they start having some kind of power struggle and the  Weakest one will be the target of gossiping.

We all know that it's mostly women that gossip at work place.
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Usually this is done at coffee break, lunch or at the smoking area/room. Men do these things differently: they gather all their anger and hatred to a big lump and hide it inside them for months and months to come. Then, at the spring picnic they get drunk and EXPLODE. They might yell at their bosses, grope female (or male) co-workers or even attack someone physically. This happens especially here in Finland where people don't know the ways of small talk and usually drink WAY too much.

Want to start gossiping? Here are some good topics for ya to get started:

- How fucking idiot your boss is
- How fucking huge (gossiped by women)/juicy (gossiped by men) his secretary's ass is
- Co-workers personal problems (depression is a good one, if someone is depressed, hit them while they're in the ground!)
- Someone's getting fatter/thinner

Oh, there are those who don't gossip. They're called Aspies or interns. Since I know nothing about Aspies (I'm not a mathematician or phycisist), tomorrow I'll be writing about interns. Have your say at gossip in the comments section.

57 comments:

  1. yea honestly i think gossip ruins the work environment

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  2. Everyone gossips, it seems like none of us made it past high school keeping the same tenancies. Personally i enjoy gossip even if it's inaccurate. More fun than working in my opinion

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  3. oh work drama, people are just interested in other people.

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  4. It's only there because the damn job itself is boring

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  5. In my department we gossip about each other in front of each other.

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  6. If there's no other women around, they try to gossip with the intern. And it's often about people I don't know.

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  7. They`re only interested in themselves.Gossip is nothing but selfishness and self-validation.

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  8. i really hate gossipers but they come with the job, thats for sure

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  9. I have to agree with Rahman on this one. I feel like gossip is mostly a sign of insecurity

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  10. i once started a rumour but more from an anthropological interest. nice post.

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  11. Just try to ignore it, or rape them. Problem solved :)

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  12. i think it is a job requirement of a manager to have the IQ of that of a bag a mowed grass

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  13. I have to agree with this, since I'm guilty as charged.

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  14. Hah, I had a female co-worker and she would always gossip with me, that was quite fun. But it's a real pain to lsiten to the girls gossping between themselves.. or even talking about their nonsense at lunch. urgh.

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  15. i mean you can't take gossip to seriously. everyone kind of does it and in my opinion it is kind of an entertaining and fun thing to do.

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  16. So true. I work in an office where this goes on, mostly among the office admins.

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  17. nice post man. I'm not one for gossiping, but hey. Now that i think about this, it actually makes sense

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  18. I think Harald is right. Gossip is amusing. It's frustrating when it gets in the way of getting things done (ie - is taken seriously), but otherwise, harmless fun :)

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  19. Gossip is fun but I think some people take it way too seriously.

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  20. Can I ask, Where did you buy your web URL?
    thanks.
    Oh and if youre ever getting stressed out from work then come listen to the music on my blog, im planning on making a post about relaxing electronic music.

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  21. God I hate the gossips. Seems like our accountant ladies spend more time discussing their co-workers while they are supposed to work

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  22. gossip can be fun but not always lets be honest

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  23. I gossip when I worked for 2 weeks in a friend's family's shop, with his sisters. lol. fun times.

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  24. lol totally agree, but it's not just work, gossips are just another personality type, they come in male and female varieties, though the female is more common. You find them everywhere!

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  25. My team totally schedules a meeting for gossip... err technical matters for the week. We go to starbucks and sit around drinking coffee (tea for me)

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  26. typicall, and i bet they read "cosmopolitan" magazine

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  27. Lets be honest, who doesn't love gossip?

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  28. Gossip can take down the workplace

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  29. Gossip has no place in a true functioning business, but it is an unremovable evil

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  30. One thing I usually hear a lot is bitching about customers, talking about personal relationships forming in the office and other such nonsense. I don't miss that side of it.

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  31. This seems accurate, I could gossip for days on how retarded my managers are. But, I just keep it to myself. *sigh*

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  32. ranting about your boss is always fun!

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  33. >How fucking juicy his secretary's ass is
    Lol, I think I have heard that before. They don't need to drink to say that.

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  34. Office gossip can quickly turn ugly. I'm glad we don't have much gossip here where I work. Thanks for posting!

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  35. Gossip is fine as long it's not about me, unless its good gossip. But if you come to work stoned, expect everyone to gossip about it.

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  36. i hate that kind of stuff. to gossip is for girls, lol.

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  37. I hate gossip generally.. work or no work.

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  38. Lol yeah i work at Olive Garden and they push you to do work in unrealistic times. :/

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  39. Gossip is the tiny sister of mobbing.

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  40. Gossip is habit of social retarded hairless monkey .

    If you cant get rid of their habits , get rid of the monkeys .

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  41. I never got the office gossip thing. Ladies I work with are always gossiping with each other, but I'd rather do my job and go home.

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  42. I really hate gossips, I know females doing it is bad but its even worse when you see 30-40 year old men talking, gossiping and making fun of coworkers that aren't in the room.

    I think people that gossip only do it because they hate their lives and want to feel better about themselves...its one of the bad things about working for companies, having to deal with uneducated people.

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  43. too true, all too true

    great post

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  44. Gossip can be pretty brutal, like when I found out through gossip I was getting laid off because I got the official notice.. yea that was harsh

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  45. Sometimes gossip can ruin your job position, I've seen it happen a few times

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  46. Gossip isn't a sign of insecurity and/or laziness, and it's never fun... Well,only idiots think bullshit is fun.
    You got one thing wrong about the having more than two women in the workplace- The gossips won't gang up on the "Weaker one", it's usually the weaker ones who will gang up on the female who is the stronger worker. It's teen-aged girl way of getting even with someone they are jealous of.

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  47. Weak sacks of shit people who gossip maliciously. They know it deep down so enjoy for now losers.

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  48. People who gossip are incredibly weak. They might have self-confidence, actually, but when they're by themselves they're as quiet as a church mouse. They need other people to feel ok. Pathetic.

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