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‘Gloom and doom’ co-worker badmouths everything: How do I make her stop?

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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

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I would tell her that her behavior will cause bad employee moral and she WILL lose her employees respect if she even has any because people want to come to work in a positive environment and do actually want to like where they work and the people around them. ...(register to read more)

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