Sharing is caring… except at the office. You need to keep things professional at your job, and keep the sharing to a minimum. Talking about the wrong things can be damaging to your image, your current role, and your career.
On the flip side of that, not opening up to your coworkers or employees, or not sharing certain details of your life can leave them feeling like you’re unapproachable and they can’t really relate to you or rely on you.
Here’s what you just shouldn’t share if you want to be successful, because once you open your mouth you just can’t take it back!
If You Hate Your Job
Listen, I have worked some truly awful jobs for some truly awful people so I know how hard it is to not go around mentioning you hate your job. I do.
Whatever you do though, don’t let anyone in your office know that you’re completely miserable. It can get you labeled as nasty, negative, and really nothing good will come of this.
If you really wake up every day hating your life, quickly look for a new job and don’t say anything to anyone that sits near you.
The Office Idiot
There will always be the office idiot, welcome to corporate America.
If you are not their boss though, they are not your problem. Talking about how inept this person is will not benefit you in any way, shape, or form.
It’s better to never let anyone know how much you dislike them, because the corporate world is one small little pond and you would be surprised at who you end up having to work with again.
Politics & Religion
Whatever you do, just don’t go there on politics and religion.
Stay diplomatic, or preferably do not engage in these conversations at all. Yes, there are effective and reasonable ways to disagree with someone’s view point or opinion, but people get really fired up and bent out of shape about politics and religion and it is best for you to always stay out of it.
Silence is golden for this one!
If it’s related to the bedroom in any way, it is not appropriate to discuss with your coworkers or employees. Intimate details like this are just not something you should ever offer up to share.
It’s classless and can even been seen as highly offensive; to say nothing of wildly inappropriate.
Your Drinking Habits
Listen Karen, if you can pound twelve tequila shots on a Sunday night and still show up for work, guess what? Nobody cares.
This isn’t college. As an adult, not one person will think your crazy drinking habits are cool, especially in a professional setting.
It makes you look sloppy and unprofessional. It also makes you look like…not an adult.
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