Today’s Q&A is a great question.
“I have a coworker who’s always coming in to my office to talk. I have work to do, but it’s so hard for me to tell that person to go away. I don’t want to be mean and come across as rude. What can I do?”
This is a very common situation and a tough one to be in. Dealing with a heavy talker creates a lot of tension, frustration, and even fear. It can feel impossible to tell someone to leave you alone without hurting them, and you may fear the repercussion of a hostile working environment. At the same time, it’s not fair for you to be looked down on by your superiors for wasting time when you don’t want to. [Read more…]