My DH and I are 11 weeks pregnant and only just telling family now which is very exciting....
On the other hand, after only telling 2 people at work, it has spread like a WILD FIRE and people are gossiping and telling everyone. One friend I told messaged me today saying someone told her over lunch that I was pregnant. I am absolutely furious. It is not their business and people should keep their big Gobbs shut!
I feel awful because I still haven't told my SIL/ best friend yet people at work I wouldn't waste my time on know
Anyone have any suggestions? My workforce is 300 women. I am
Going to lodge a complaint with my manager ... Or is this too much
I'm just furious
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29-04-2012 21:25 #1
Women and damn gossip
29-04-2012 21:52 #2Senior Member
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It's terrible that this happened to you!
I know a girl who's pregnancy was announced for her on Facebook.
Personally, I think your privacy should always be respected but was it social chit chat and did you ask for them to keep it to themselves?
Or did you tell for work related reasons? If so, definately put in a complaint.
Either way, your good news should be exclusively for you to disclose to who and when you chose!
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29-04-2012 21:52 #3
depends if you told them confidentially or not?
i told my boss and manager i was preg at 8wks as i was very unwell, i told them id prefer it not be common knowledge till after 12wks when i would happily tell everyone. they respected my wishes entirely.
29-04-2012 21:57 #4
I'm not sure a manager could do much about that...although you're well within your rights to complain if you wish.
As for whether it's reasonable...I think that depends on whether you asked them to keep it to themselves. If you didn't ask them not to tell anyone, then I don't think it's fair to be angry at them.
29-04-2012 22:35 #5
I definitely made it clear to them I wanted it to remain confidential until our 12 week scan...
I needed to tell them because of the nature of my work plus I thought that good work friends would keep it private. I've just edited my Facebook so no one can write on my wall just in case!!!
29-04-2012 23:21 #6
It makes me pretty livid to be honest. But would I lodge a complaint? No. Only because it wouldn't make a difference, especially in a workforce with 300+ women!
Hope you feel better though, it happens to everyone I guess
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