If another co-worker were gossiping about someone else something which was untrue, how would you react?


Offering a nice product in a retail storeGossips aren’t nice, but they belong to every single workplace in the world. Retail chains try to minimize the gossips, since they influence the relationships on the workplace in a negative way, which later affects the productiveness of the entire team.

Good employee does not gossip. And if you hear some gossips, it should not affect you in the job. You should not care about it, and continue doing your job, doesn’t matter what the co-workers are saying about each other, or even about you.

I know you may incline to protect the colleague, but I would not suggest to get involved into that. You should simply say that you do not gossip, and do not care about the gossips of the others.

Sample answers

I never gossip and honestly, I do not care about the gossips. I have my duties and focus on them, not on the gossips of my colleagues. It would be nice if gossips didn’t exist, but that’s not possible. So it’s best to ignore them.

It’s their opinion. I always try to have good relationships with my colleagues. However, I need to focus on my job, not on solving the gossips of the others. I try to be friendly to everyone, but if some people can not get along, I can hardly do something about it. Therefor I prefer to not get involved into any gossiping.


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