‘Gloom and doom’ co-worker badmouths everything: How do I make her stop? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
Question: “Due to downsizing and others leaving the company, an immature
co-worker was promoted to a low-level managerial position. Despite her
new position, she badmouths the company and has a real "gloom and doom"
attitude. I am tired of all her bashing and negativity. I've asked her
to stop and also reminded her that she shouldn't do that in front of
her employees now that she's in a position of authority. But it's like
talking to a brick wall. We're friends, but she's really driving a
wedge between us. Does anyone have a trick to make her stop? I can't
take it too much longer before I snap.” — Maisy
Get weekly updates on breaking news and business advice to help you advance your career! The week's top stories and resources will be sent right to your inbox. Choose the topics you're interested in:
The IRS is in the middle of intensive line-by-line payroll audits to ensure that your withholding procedures are 100% correct. And it's not just the IRS. The U.S. Department of Labor has been on the prowl lately for employers that slip up on the confusing retirement contribution rules....Click here to find out more.