A Case of the Mondays

Taxes (and problems getting into the right websites to do them), and all this bizarre rain is making me punchy.

Maggie writes:

"Now that you’re WOH maybe you’ll have some perspective on what I should do. My new coworker has decided that I’m her confidant, and she’s telling me some details of her life that I really just don’t want to know. Also, she’s been pretty deliberate in hiding this stuff from management, and I have no idea why, but it makes me feel really uncomfortable, like there’s way more stuff she’s hiding.

I don’t want to be involved in any of this, but I also feel some duty to tell my boss that she may be a chronic liar. Help."

a) This sucks. B) I’m late for work, so I’m just going to open it up to the readers. When I get home tonight I’ll put what I think, which is probably what everyone else will say.

Also, I’m totally curious about these details of her life. Bad me.

Must go put on my flair and leave for work. Ciao.

Update: Here I am again. I totally agree that the only real thing to do is try not to talk about anything with this woman. Just try to be pleasant, but as busy as you can be. If her lies seem to be directly related to work (like she embezzled money or accepted large gifts from clients, etc.) then you should give your boss a heads-up. But if it’s just general character issues, she’ll shoot herself in the foot eventually. You should stay as far away from all this as you can. Triangulation is very bad, and if you triangulate yourself into the situation by going to your boss you will not come out unscathed.

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