Office politics are tricky, even if you love your job, like I do. Sometimes your co workers become your friends outside of office hours, and sometimes you hate their guts. It's just a fact, and it happens in every office in America. (Except maybe Facebook, where they get free lunch every day, and tons of money!)

Forbes Magazine knows a thing or two about business, so when they came up with a list of things to never tell your co workers, I listened. Most of these are common sense, but it doesn't hurt to have a refresher every once in awhile.

  • You hate your job. This is never a good idea. Your co workers don't want to know this.
  • Don't trash talk. Especially if it's about your boss, because you know it will get back to him/her.
  • You're looking for a new job. Not a second job, but a new one. This is never a good idea to spill, because some bosses will fire you just for perusing the Want Ads. If you accept a new position, then you can share.
  • Don't talk about your personal finances, whether it's good or bad. Nope.
  • If you feel like you are overqualified for your position. Keep your mouth shut. Acting like your position is beneath you is super insulting to your co workers.
  • If your long term career plans don't include your current company. Some people who would like to stay in their current job might not have the ambition or resources that you do to advance to something better.This could cause jealousy during work hours, which is never a good thing.
  • If you have a crush / are dating a co worker. Keep this mum until you feel it's time to tell your supervisor. Office gossip about hooking up is never a good thing. Never.
  • If you are getting recruited by other companies. Your co workers might spill the beans to your supervisor, and you could be out of a job. Not to mention, it's not very nice of you to brag
  • If you break the rules at work. Telling your boss that you're sick, and then posting a photo on social media that you're actually at a baseball game can be grounds for dismissal. And telling your co workers about it also puts them in a bad position. Just don't do it.


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