What’s the line between gossip and necessary information?
I have a troublesome person on my office staff. I was talking to a colleague about her. She has also had problems with this person. We were exchanging stories and trying to figure out the hows and whys of this woman’s behavior. The two of us were honestly trying to come up with a solution as we discussed.
I truly didn’t want to gossip and felt myself consciously holding back, but I did need to vent.