All of us have personal issues that we deal with on a daily basis, the question is do we need to share these with the people we work with?
This is an important decision to make, you need to weigh all of the factors and possible outcomes of sharing your personal life issues with those you work with before doing so.
At times it could be a good thing to share what you are going through personally so that your co-workers would be able to understand and support you better. But then on the other hand it all could back-fire on you if you shared something personal and either it was “shared” around or you were thought less of for bringing your problems up at work.
Sick children, family with terminal illnesses and going through a divorce would be pretty tough issues to keep from people who you are with more hours than you are with those at home. You really do not have to keep it some of your life trials from your co-workers it is just how you handle yourself once you do tell it.
Remember even though we may be going through some pretty tough things at times we are at work to do a job that we have been hired to do and that is what our employers and co-workers expect of us.
Even when exciting happy events happen like weddings, babies or a new car, the same holds true, save the chit-chat for appropriate times and then keep it to a minimum.
The important key point before you do share something that is personal at work is to consider who you are sharing with and what, if any, repercussion may be at stake, always keeping in the front of your mind that your career is a valuable asset to you and you wouldn’t want to harm it in any way.