I heard that Pam has been stealing peoples' paperclips right off their desk!
LATER THAT DAY....
*on the phone* ...Yeah! Anyways did you hear the drama about Pam stealing things off peoples' desks?
Yeah, Phyllis told me. We should tell Michael, our boss.
Good idea. I'll tell him now.
So, what's the problem?
Pam and stealing? That does not seem to be true...How did you find this out?
Angela was talking about it in the copy room.
Well Michael, it has been going around the office that Pam is stealing items from people.
Gossip is not tolerated within this office. You all are grown adults and should be able to handle situations like these better.
Did you happen to tell anyone else about Pam?
I told Creed and Kelly over the phone.
I have a few options: I could fire Pam because she is stealing, or I could get the truth. I also have to talk to the office about this gossip going around
As your boss, I will not tolerate gossip going through this office. Especially when the gossip is not the truth. I have talked with Pam privately and she said she said she has not stolen anything, and I believe her. As for the gossip, if I here about it again there will be consequences, whether it be your position, or your job. This is your first and only warning