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Barbara Weatherly

team engagement

So one place I have applied to is big on team engagement exercises. I just want to go to work do my job and go home. I want to be friendly but keep personal stuff out of work. I don't want to know anything personal about them

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I don't believe I've ever worked anywhere that i didn't know everybody's business. Not that i asked mind you, but i tend to be one of those people everyone feels comfortable talking to. It's a blessing and a curse.

Barbara Weatherly

this place seems to take the team building exercises to extreme. I'm used to exercises at work not so much after work. I used to be like you but am rethinking that.

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Sounds a bit more like being nosey and gossiping. Team building is one thing but meddling and knowing my business is another thing. I'm the only guy in my office and I am stand offish to all of the girls. I've seen and heard the cat fights, seen girls dismissed right on the work floor and watched the argument with the boss over what happened on Thursday night at the Hawks basketball game. I stay to myself and I am not going to be a team gossip member. I support your decision and efforts to stay out of the crap.

Barbara Weatherly

what you have said is exactly why I made the decision.

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A fellow Jobcaser

There is no blessing and curse here. The office busy body will throw your ass under the bus when it comes right down to it Barbara. I don't want to know who sleeps with who. How the shopping was on Saturday or if she got weave in her hair. My focus is who has that patient. Is the doctor behind and tell the lady that her health insurance company doesn't pay for that. Office gossip leads to a bad end result.