Dealing With That Nosy Co-Worker

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At one time or another, we’ve all had one–that nosy co-worker who just can’t seem to mind his or her own business.

[The] problem is a commonly distressing one. Every office has at least one nosy co-worker, and they come in a myriad of irritating forms. Laura in New York once had a colleague ask if she was pregnant. (She wasn’t.) Amy in Michigan has a boss who has asked several times how much she weighs. When I was a teenager, working as a Starbucks (SBUX) barista, a woman asked me—in front of other employees and several customers—why my parents were getting divorced.

If you’re fresh out of ideas, here are some great suggestions for how to deal with nosy co-workers. Read full article here.

Originally published on BusinessWeek.com by Claire Suddath

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