Do you consider yourself a chatty person at the office?
Not so much a worker that gravitates toward drama or gossip per say but rather that proverbial "open book." Do you find yourself telling just about everyone who will listen about your marriage issues or the ins and outs of your vacation that you just finished?
The idea of being a little too open at work isn't unheard of by any means. Consider that the old adage about work is true: you tend to spend half of your life at work. On a smaller scale, you may spend more time working than you do at home; that revelation hardly is one that is groundbreaking.
There are some things, however, that are off limits at work, and while you're assuming you're just being friendly or wanting to be liked, you're actually hurting your career and character with every word uttered from your mouth.
For example, you should steer clear of badmouthing of any kind. You don't know, for one, who might hear what you're saying but furthermore, you don't want to be the person pegged as talking poorly about co workers and isn't willing to address issues in a more professional way. The same goes for your job specifically. Same the hating for discussion with friends who are close or family members. They'll be more apt to have sympathy for your situation rather than a co worker. As much as you believe that this professional colleague isn't going to care about how much you dislike your job, they may, and then you'll be faced with the consequences of insubordination just because you couldn't clam up when needed.
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