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Old 03-30-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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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.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:17 PM
 
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since you consider what she is doing to be rude, be rude back. just flat out say "i don't care to hear about it".

or you could take the subtle approach and change the subject, your choice.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Simply walk away whenever she discusses such topics. Or can't you do that because you work next to each other? At least ignore her if she talks about this sort of thing - maybe she'll get the message. If not, tell her that such topics bother you and you'd rather not hear about them. Beyond that, I suppose all that's left is to try being mildly rude yourself, or make a complaint about unprofessional behavior.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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I don't know - but I'd be really embarassed if I was her daughter!
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:27 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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we had someone like this in our office as well and she was quite loud too . I spoke to our office liason about it and low and behold he spoke to this woman about it and she was let go a week later so yeah be careful what you say and whom you say it to cause she will get fired take my word for it .. when we all as a group said something that is when the ball started rolling and we all felt so bad that she lost her job . I would never in a million years do that again ever .
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:27 PM
 
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I have a similar problem to deal with.

I wear a pair of these when I am at work.

Then I shut the door to my office and open all the windows.

Problem solved, I can't even hear myself type on the keyboard.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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I would confront her about it during your lunchhour but polz so we dont see you on the news b nice lmao
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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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!
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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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.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:27 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."
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