AOL Jobs: I Tattled on a Co-Worker

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November 21, 2011

by Rachel Zupek Farrell


When you walk past your co-worker’s desk, you notice he’s on Facebook.
The next time you walk by, you see he’s on it again. In fact, you start
to notice that more often than not, every time you pass your colleague,
he’s on Facebook.

So, do you tell your boss?


The reasons why you may feel the urge to tattle on a co-worker are
many, says Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Perhaps you want to stand out to your boss or supervisor by making yourself look better than the co-worker.


"It could also be a passive-aggressive way to sabotage a co-worker about whom you have ambivalent feelings," Levine says…


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