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DON'T BURDEN OTHERS WITH YOUR SECRETS!

Although some colleagues seem trustworthy and sympathetic, don't fall into the trap of telling things about yourself that should not be known in the workplace, and then hope they won't spread them around. Romance, family troubles, financial problems, all fall into that category and are among personal issues that never should to be discussed on the job. 

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