Revised January, 2011
Some people keep their private life private in the workplace -- which can be a blessing. Many workers, however, are forced to work in an environment where they hear about everything from a co-worker's baby-making plans to their estranged relationship with their father.
Talking about such topics might be fine to share over cocktails with your best friend; they are not fine for the workplace.
Because people spend more time at the office with co-workers than anywhere (or anyone) else, some workers have trouble drawing the line between business and friendship, says Susan Solovic, co-founder and CEO of SBTV.com, and author of three books, including 'Reinvent Your Career: Attain the Success You Desire and Deserve.'