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Dealing with Bosses and Coworkers/First supervisor gave out private info.


Co-worker tried to ask for a performance review. Was told by our boss " good luck, I don't have any blank performance reviews. Good luck, the only person top get a raise in the last three years is Chris". Now the new hire is telling co-workers and the anger towards me because of his actions have already started. What do I do now?

You need to report the co-worker's behavior to your direct supervisor or your HR rep. Do not become embroiled in a negative situation by helping to stir the pot. Stay away from the co-worker as much as possible and do not discuss the matter with anyone. Grapevines grow with conversation.

Shannon M. Reising, MSP, PHR

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Shannon M. Reising


FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, EEOC, AAP, ADAA, Workers Compensation, Payroll, HR Development and Training, Industrial/Organizational Psychology. My approach is from a scientific-practitioner perspective. Rather than basing ideology on pure white-paper study, I answer with a baseline of critical thinking seated in my position as an HR professional. I understand both the psychological underpinnings of both employers and employees, and how corporate culture may be interpreted and applied in countless situations.


Over 10 years in HR of both non-profit and for-profit organizations ranging in size of population from 20-500 .

Notary Public, HR Certification Institute, Society of Human Resources Management, NC Coastal Society of Human Resources Management, American Psychological Association

BSBA, MSP, Current Doctoral candidate in I/O Psychology, PHR accredited

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