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Q. In a meeting with all 120 of our
employees, I complained about our poor working conditions. The CEO
seemed concerned. But then a few of my co-workers got up to contradict
me, claiming everything was fine. They had previously assured me that
they agreed with me. Now I look like a negative whiner. What should I
A. Compose a short memo to the CEO explaining your views. Make
constructive proposals. If possible, show how they would add to the
bottom line. Send a copy of this to your boss.
In terms of the co-workers who betrayed you, keep your guard up. But don’t retaliate, which can damage your reputation.
Above all, learn this lesson: Never complain in a public forum unless
you decide it’s the best way to rally the troops and enact change. It’s
almost always better to work behind closed doors to gain support for
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