You said WHAT?!

career communication May 10, 2022

“Loose lips sink ships.” Tip #4 in the “Money & Power: On the Job” article in the May 2017 issue of Essence Magazine is definite “no-no!” Gossip and bad talk is like a boomerang. It always comes back to you.

“It may seem harmless to chime in on complaints about your manager, especially when that’s the buzzing topic around the breakroom. However, Palmer stresses that one negative word about the supervisor uttered to someone with loose lips can be the highest form of career self-sabotage. “Even if you speak negatively about the boss to someone you trust, there is always the possibility that someone else might overhear your conversation and repeat it to further [a personal] agenda.” When you need to blow off some steam, stick to doing it outside your work circle. “Vent about your boss to a trusted friend or family member,” says Palmer.” (Gina Roberts-Grey, May 2017)