A few days back, the receptionist in an office told me that her boss did not like my new boss (her boss's boss). This just didn't sit right with me. I'm not really a fan of her boss, but how is a company supposed to work if people go around saying stuff like that?

I sat with it a few days and decided to tell one of my former bosses about it, and how I am struggling with what to do. What if my new boss hears this somewhere else? How many other people has this receptionist casually mentioned this to?

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Well, my old boss told the receptionist's boss. The receptionist is denying it and the boss has given her a final warning (she's a pretty shitty receptionist overall, but so unbelievably nice).

She shouldn't have said anything and she needed to not ever say anything like that again. I also thought it was severe enough that it needed more than just me saying something to her... but now to think of sweet little dumb receptionist being chewed out, I feel horrible. Ugh.