Topic: office gossip

I Had To Quit My Job Because I Married My Coworker

I Had To Quit My Job Because I Married My Coworker

My company has a policy against married couples. Employees are allowed to date, but once the rings are exchanged, someone has to leave. This policy isn’t written in the handbook. In fact, our guidelines say absolutely nothing about office relationships. My husband and I found out about this policy when we announced our engagement. The owners of our company very politely offered to give excellent references to whichever one of us would be leaving. More »

The Watercooler: Well The World Didn’t End After All But Oprah Is Still Leaving Us

The Watercooler: Well The World Didn't End After All But Oprah Is Still Leaving Us

The apocalypse passed and didn’t make much of a dent (that volcano in Iceland has calmed down a bit) but there were was one major natural catastrophe this week you should know about. One of the strongest tornadoes in U.S. history ravaged Joplin, Missouri on late Sunday. In other news, the Obamas met up with Will and Kate at Buckingham Palace and NATO had its biggest air strike on Libya to date. And in case you live under a rock 400 miles below ground and can’t hear, see or smell, the final episodes of Oprah’s show on ABC are airing this week. More »

Office Etiquette: The Work Happy Hour

Office Etiquette: The Work Happy Hour

A work happy hour is the perfect chance to learn about opportunities at your company. It also promotes team building as you connect with co-workers in an informal way (but not too informal!). Unfortunately, there’s a downside to tipping back a few too many drinks with your office mates. If you’re not careful, you end up looking like “that girl” at the office. Here are some tips to avoid this unwanted reputation when mixing work with pleasure. More »