Do you engage in workplace gossip?
I am sure that all of us who hang our hats here in wooterville have, at some time in our lives, encountered the phenomenon of workplace gossip. The "Have you heard what so-and-so said to whose-y-whats?" or the "Do you know what diddly-bob did to whatsy-face?". This very thing came up today, at my work, where a story of workplace shenanigans, the kind between a man and a woman, from three years ago was told to a brand new employee while we were at lunch. I found this to be bothersome, on many levels. One, the individuals in the story still work here (though the shenanigans are long over) and two, the poor new guy now has to interact with them while knowing the intimate details, and three, it's just inappropriate. I tried to cut the teller of the story off, but was ignored.
So, my question to all of you is this. Do you engage in/condone/enjoy/abhor workplace gossip?