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Old 03-30-2011, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Or what about - "Don't you think your daughter would be embarassed if she knew you were telling us all this! I sure would be!"
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:01 PM
 
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Maybe write her a note and put it on her desk. See if that works.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Maybe write her a note and put it on her desk. See if that works.
Notes are for cowards. Tact, however, is not.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Be direct - tell her "look, that is not something I want to hear and I think its inappropriate for the workplace." I appreciate people being direct with me versus talking behind my back so I will give you the same courtesy and respect. If it does not stop I will not have any choice but to speak to the owner."

Simple as that.
This is the best advise you can get. Be direct, tell her how it is and move on.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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How hard can this be? Simply say, "Look, Darlene, this is an office, which means we need to be professionals here. None one hear wants to hear about all this personal stuff, especially really personal things such as bodily functions. Can we please stick to more appropriate subject matter? Thanks."
You beat me to it. Be honest and upfront with this woman and say it in a nice way. If she's stupid enough to continue talking about her daughter's bodily functions, then I would go to my boss. But hopefully she'll get the hint when you talk to her.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Now we are all fussing about who talks to the Owner. I denfinetly don't want her to loose her job. And I don't want to be rude, and she is unavoidable. UGHHHHHHH!

She could lose her job.

loose change.

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Old 03-30-2011, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Who actually employs grandmoms as receptionists?!?!?!
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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cotton stuffing
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Cpg--- Why would you use that name??
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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annoying the hell outta me!!! She is a receptionist. She talks constantly about her daughter's bowel problems and her daughter is moving in with her boyfriend, I don't think such things should be talked about in the or around the office, besides my business is just that...

What I want to know is how do we (other ladies in office) handle this? If we all complained she would loose her job, but, I don't think it warrants that type of reprimanding.

I just want her to shut up!! How do you all handle or have handled or would handle problems such as this?

I might add that she is 60 years old, and I do not want to be mean to any one, but this is getting out of hand...

I don't like pushy, overbearing people, and really don't have any patience with stupidity.
i would follow her into the ladies room and punch her in the stomach. it doesn't leave marks and it works every time. especially with 60 y/o women. good luck.
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