7 taboo things you should never talk about at work
No matter where you work, there is hardly any chance that you would not come across co-workers bad-mouthing their boss or bitching about someone who just got a promotion.
Moreover, it is very difficult to abstain from such conversations. Still, there are some boundaries that you should not cross in office.
Here are 7 things you should never talk about at work.
While you may feel very strongly about your party or the candidate you support, or you may have an intensely unfavorable opinion of the opposition, do not discuss them with your colleagues. Given the amount of time you spend at work, and the need to get along and work with your colleagues, having conversations about it is not worth it.
3. Sex life
Don’t ever discuss details about your sex life. There is entirely no reason for anyone to know what goes on between you and your partner or partners. This topic makes many people uncomfortable and can cause your coworkers to make judgments about you. Also, this might land you in the trouble of sexual indecency.
4. Problems with your spouse or other family members
Discussing problems you are having with family members may cause others, including your boss, to wonder if these difficulties will distract you from doing your job. In addition, highlighting your problems will make you become the subject of workplace gossip.
5. Your financial problems
Discussing your financial problems reflects poorly on your competency. Also, discussing your financial problems with colleagues suggests you are bad at managing money. And that, in turn, suggests a certain degree of incompetence.
Protests take place all over the world for voting rights, political discontent, and racial or religious divides. Obviously, all these are sensitive and emotional topics and can lead to emotional biases and poor performance at work. Also, it can hurt the feelings of your co-workers.
7. Job hunt
It’s best not to talk about your interests in seeking employment elsewhere unless you are okay with your colleagues finding out. It opens the door for others to develop their own perceptions of your intentions, leading to gossiping about your future plans.
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