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“As far as I know, nobody lost their job over it,” Laura says.
“But I think people were pretty embarrassed.” Ivanka Trump Is Hard at Work in Washington — But for Whom? What Happens When the Office Becomes a Nonstop Chat Room Inside the Toxic Workplace at Fox News Read More Stories of Working in America on The Job Office gossip is as old as the office.
Slack, first released in 2013, has essentially ushered employer-sanctioned social media into the workplace.“There was some borderline racist stuff,” she remembers.And, “people were getting called ‘dumb sluts’ left and right.” At first, as salespeople started reading, the talk continued, but then the account managers noticed who was joining and began to flee.She found a public Slack channel, says Laura (not her real name).“It was eight account managers, and it was pretty much dedicated to just bashing everybody in sales, from the top, top people, all the way down.” Within two hours, word had spread to the entire sales team, which spent a Friday afternoon reading the channel’s history start to finish.