How do you deal with an office manager who bad mouths every one of her employees behind their backs?

My office manager has something bad to say about every single person in our office and isn't afraid to keep it to herself. She's constantly at my desk saying things about other co-workers that I want no part of! I'm afraid if I tell her to take a flying leap (so to speak) that she will make my job miserable like she does for everyone else in our office. What can I do?

Asked By: jessielynn2322 - 3/11/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Close your ears while she rattles on, nod like you agree, and do the best job you can so whatever complaints she may have against you will be moot because everyone else (including the boss) knows you are the best. If you ever get the chance to give her an anonymous review, be honest (at my job periodically, we are... More
Answered By: Inundated in SF - 3/11/2010
Additional Answers (7)
Take it to HR attention
Answered By: XkuseM3 (excuseME) - 3/11/2010
talk to HR edit - in response to the people saying go to her boss, do not do that. just go to HR. going over someone's head without talking to them first is wrong
Answered By: Alex - 3/11/2010
go to her boss and tell them what is going on.
Answered By: the mom.123 - 3/11/2010
Talk to Human Resources, and if that doesn't work, talk to the officer manger's boss.
Answered By: e - 3/11/2010
shes in the wrong position and should be reported to personnel or corporate....not office material!
Answered By: morrison aldrich - 3/11/2010
report her.....
Answered By: skepsis - 3/11/2010
She's looking for feedback from you or for you to agree with her. DO NOT GIVE IN. Instead go to her boss and tell them about it but make sure that you ask him/her to keep whatever you say anonymous.
Answered By: ♥ || ♪♫ Br0wn Eyǝd G!rl ♫♪ || ♥ - 3/11/2010
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