The Firm Gossip?!

by elizabethsfrank 15. May 2014 17:01
Dear Jane, My mentor, with whom I have a great relationship, recently took me out to lunch to tell me that I've developed the reputation of being a "gossip". I was barely able to keep from crying at the time and now thinking about it makes me so angry it almost brings me to tears. Sincerely, I Want to Find Out Who Started that Rumor Dear I Want to Find Out Who Started that Rumor, Time for some honest introspection. Are you a gossip? If you are a gossip, stop it immediately. If you can honestly say you are not a gossip, then you need to talk to your mentor about why you are being perceived... [More]

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Joining In the Firm Gossip Sessions

by elizabethsfrank 15. May 2014 16:54
Dear Jane, I am very excited to be a new member, and the only woman, on a client team for one of the most important partners in my practice group. At team meetings, part of the way we "bond" is by sharing firm gossip. The comments can get very vicious and make me feel uncomfortable. I really need to have the rest of the team feel like I "fit" in to get good assignments. Sincerely, Do I Need to Join In And Trash Other Attorneys At The Firm?   Dear Do I Need to Join In And Trash Other Attorneys At the Firm? You've already stated that you are over your comfort line. While I always enco... [More]

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What Should I Do About Rumors That I am Having an Affair with a Partner?

by admin 1. October 2013 15:18
Dear Jane,

I work predominantly for one partner. The big matter we are on requires a lot of travel, including international travel. One of my friends at the firm just told me there is a rumor going around that the two of us are having an affair. What should I do?


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