Sikhs Don’t Gossip at Work
“Hey, did you hear about Jack in Sales? They’re saying he might get fired for stealing office supplies”! If you’ve ever worked in a setting with colleagues you’re quite familiar with provocations like these. Office gossip seems to invade your space at every turn. Whether in email, chat, a private Slack channel or in hushed tones in a conference room, there seems to be no escape from the wildfire spreading down the grapevine. For Sikhs in the workplace, it may pose a difficult predicament. How do you stay engaged with your workmates, but stay true to your spiritual duty to not slander and gossip?
Here are three helpful tips to keep you from idle gossip according to Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji: