- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Ugh..I feel like I’ve over-stepped my boundaries.
First some background: I work in a small office of about 12 employees. We’re all pretty close and get along well. It’s pretty laid back and we all joke around with eachother a lot.
Yesterday, a more…talkative co-worker approached me and said, “Is so-and-so (we’ll call her Jane) pregnant!!?”
This was the first I had heard about this gossip…and I was a little put off. Both the person asking me, and the person who is the subject of the gossip are newer employees.
I flat out told her that I had no idea, and not to put much stock into those rumours. According to my office, I was pregnant for 3 years before I actually became pregnant. It was an office joke, and every time I had to talk to them about something important, they’d always say, “you’re pregnant!”
That being said, I was pretty concerned that Jane would not appreciate this gossip going around about her. She’s really nice. For me, the pregnancy gossip was something we all joked about, but I felt like this was all going on behind her back.
That being said, this morning when my manager arrived, I talked to her about it. I felt like a total idiot, as it wasn’t really my business, but man, I just don’t think that kinda gossip is something that people should be spreading around, true or not. It’s none of our business until she wants to tell us (even if she is pregnant!!).
Now I kind of wish I never would have told my manager. She kind of said she had also heard the gossip and agreed that it was inapproprite..but I just got the feeling like I was making a big deal out of nothing.
Should I have said anything? Kept out of it?
I feel like a tool.