How to shut up people who gossip !!!!!! - page 5

A very wise person swears that printing out the following and posting it around the workplace will drastically cut down gossiping and backbiting, or at least tick them off: Great people talk about... Read More

  1. by   GardenDove
    In short, there are many other threads on this discussion board that DO discuss ideas and not people. Just a thought.
  2. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from mercyteapot
    Hmmm... I hope you still agree after I edit this to say I don't consider it any LESS small of spirit....which is what I meant to say...
  3. by   rn/writer
    Those of you who have complained about the OP's word choices have made your feelings abundantly clear.

    Further discussion needs to focus on helpful ways to curtail gossip.
  4. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from PeachPie
    After posting, I did try to change the title, but it only let me change the subject in the initial post.

    You've never heard of a gossip hag? Trying to nitpick?

    Great people see the goal/main idea and strive toward it.
    Small people nitpick, whine, and otherwise trip up progress.
    And with this post, you are doing exactly what you preach against.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Won't be coming back to this thread again.
  6. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from mercyteapot
    LOL... if someone posted that at work, it'd get torn down and thrown away. Just as gossip drives some people crazy, so does what comes off as the superior attitude of others who see fit to post notes all over the place. Although gossip has never been the topic of these note posters where I work, I routinely take down notes and throw them away. This is a place of business and they look unprofessional and tell our visitors far more about us than we want them to know.
    My thoughts exactly. (And I've done the same thing, too!)
  7. by   mercyteapot
    Well allrightythen, I consider myself told.
  8. by   bklynborn
    It's all about give and take. Never do tooo much of wither. Balance is key.