(Closed) NWR: Dealing with co-workers who name drop

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I just ignore them and speak to them only if I have to. I’m not sure what else you can really do.

Post # 3
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987 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

It’s petty but it sometimes takes people down a peg if you’re just like “who?? Oh i never heard of that person” when someone is excessively name-dropping. lol

Post # 4
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Busy bee

You ignore them. 

Coworker: “Have you heard of Professor Jones?” 

You: “No, sorry. I’ve got a project to finish up so I can’t chat at the moment.”

For everything else, just smile and mutter “ah-ha” and go about your day. 

Post # 5
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980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Just minimize conversations with people who annoy you. It doesn’t matter what the particular annoyance is.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I wouldn’t even consider mentioning her sister or former work colleagues to be name dropping. I typically think of “name dropping” as a way of bragging about association with celebrities or other public figures. It sounds like she is just excessively chatty. Be polite but don’t go out of your way to engage in conversation with her. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Try to avoid people who annow you and talk to them only when necessary. You can’t really do anything about it..

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Sounds like making small talk or being friendly but getting it wrong. It doesn’t sound braggy or name dropping at all. 

Maybe once you get to know her you’ll have other topics of conversation. If not, just be polite but keep out of chatter

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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futurebrideesq :  I ignore them.  We have people at my work who do that too and I just say “that’s nice” or ignore.

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