The Difference Between Tattling and Reporting a Concern at Work

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Let's face it: Not everybody acts appropriately in the workplace. From a co-worker updating her Facebook page on company time to a colleague fond of making comments about the boss behind his back, sometimes we encounter less-than-ideal people.

Dealing with such problems can be tricky. Confronting an offender is scary, and going to a superior may make you feel like a snitch. But doing nothing can make your blood boil (and may make a bad situation worse).

How to handle the matter? Below, experts offer some thoughts.