How To Deal With A Chatty Coworker – Millennials’ Workplace GuideOn September 28, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Advice. Advice. Advice From Someone Else’s Dad! So I think Alice really likes what I’ve been doing here recently at the office but I feel I have to keep my distance because I don’t want her to think that I’m circling the
wagon, if you know what I mean. I wouldn’t worry. What? Nothing. Well, speaking of which, I think Greg’s been staying here late in the office recently and don’t quote me on this but I feel like he’s doing a little bit more than sharpening his pencils, if you know what I mean. Whatever, man So, man, what have you been up to? Like I want to hear all the gossip. Tell me, tell me, tell me. Listen, I need to go check something with the audit team. I’ll be right back That’s OK. I can wait for you. Hello! He’s like the Thing That Won’t Leave! He won’t take a hint! I can’t take this anymore. Wow, that is a problem. Well, how are your colleagues dealing with him? ..don’t touch my new wax coat, if you know what I mean. SO, WHEN SHE SAW MY NEW CAR.. .. more that just a double latte if you know what I mean. You and your colleagues are not going to
change the guy by ignoring him or running away You’ve got to mix up the strategy a little bit. I mean by like doing what? Like some gossip? Like I heard that Alice— No, no, no, you don’t want to play his game You want to engage him in some real work talk And then see what happens So I said, I’d rather have the taco salad than the burrito if you know what I mean. Hey, you know what? I’m glad you’re here I need your help with something. Yeah man! At your service! Tell me, tell me! Look at this. I’m doing this data project here for work and the calculations are not adding up. Look at the information they sent me versus what I have Yeah, man, you gotta, like, carry your three and your 20 and divide it by… Thanks, man! Come back any time! Advice From Someone Else’s Dad!