(Closed) Found some incriminating evidence in a deceptive way (work related) what to do??

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll:
    Bring it to boss's attention honestly : (8 votes)
    14 %
    Anonymously give to boss : (16 votes)
    29 %
    Talk to girls : (10 votes)
    18 %
    Try to catch them some other way : (22 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think you should try to let it go. Nobody likes a tattletale. 

    ETA: I’m sorry that they said mean things about you. Try not to let it get to you. By rising above it, you can prove to yourself that you are better than they are. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I can’t vote in the poll because my answer is drop it. Bad mouthing co-workers (even when warranted) is not looked upon favorably. Do you guys review eachother? That would be the time to mention they need to work on their professionalism.

    Post # 5
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’d leave an anonymous note to one or both the girls

    “Next time you’re going to talk badly about everyone you work with (including the people who sign your paychecks), make sure no one else has access to your conversations. I’m pretty sure our boss would not look kindly on you using company time and resources to have these types of chats all day long.”

    Not tattling, but sending a very loud message for sure.

    Post # 6
    Member
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Drop it, please.  No crime is being comitted.  I’d be pissed if ANY of my coworkers where talk like this (about the boss, another worker, etc) but its not like they are stealing company money or anything.  Yeah, there professionalism sucks and they’ll probably screw up themselves.  Go about YOUR BUSINESS, and don’t worry about them.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    Print it off and anonymously leave a copy on their desk!

    Post # 8
    Member
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would say drop it for now, if it’s a small enough office I’m sure their true colors will eventually come to light.  I am sorry you have to work in that environment though!

    Post # 9
    Member
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    Like a PP said, it’s likely they’ll screw up themselves eventually. I’d just let it go – snooping around someone’s computer and changing their settings to spy on them REALLY isn’t something you want to admit to, even if it is for a “good reason”. You may try dropping a hint to your boss during the next private meeting that you feel the messenging privileges are being abused by some, but I’d leave it at that.

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I agree with PPs. Just let it go. Try to steer clear of them and realize that their opinion of you doesn’t matter. They’re mean and will certainly get their just desserts sooner or later.

    Post # 12
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Print it and leave it on his desk.

    Post # 13
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I honestly feel like what you did was a bigger problem than the inappropriate conversations.  If they are not doing their jobs properly, that would be the issue to address. 

    Post # 14
    Member
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I also vote for drop it.  I don’t see anything positive coming of it, esp since it’s a small office and you said they’d figure it out.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I like what KatyElle suggested. Let them know someone is on to them without going to your boss and without saying who caught them. Pay attention to your body language afterward though, you don’t want them to notice that you’re acting differently (even if it’s subtle) because they’ll be paying a lot of attention to people trying to figure out who it is.

    Post # 16
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’d just go the anonymous route because I don’t go to work to be laughed at and harassed all day. It’s annoying and distracting, and no one should have to put up with that in a professional environment. I wouldn’t be out to get anyone fired, but sometimes you’re completely within your rights to say “Hey, you know what? Someone is on to your bullshit. Cut it out.”

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