Ask Rene:
Should I Rat On The Office Cheater?


Hi Rene,

Love your website and your point of view… that’s why I need your help!

I work as a secretary at a building company and we all seem to get along except for one girl, Michelle, who is very bossy and shall we say “slightly”, a bit of a bitch to everyone around her (but not to the ones above her!).

A few weeks ago I saw Michelle having drinks with friends – a night out I know she ‘expensed’ as a business cost (I collect all the office expense forms).

So, should I tell on Michelle to our boss – or do you think it will backfire on me?


Rachel in Indianapolis



Dear Rachel:

The only thing people despise more than the office cheat is the office tattletale so listen and listen well. Keep your mouth shut because this will all work out in the end and you will not even have to get involved.

Until then, think about the following points…


1. What Business Is It Of Yours?

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Look, I hate cheaters as much as the next guy, but there comes a time (when we’re all grown up) when it’s clear where we should speak up and when we should just let the universe unfold, as it should. If someone is in imminent danger, we step in. If someone is short sighted enough to put their career on the line for two martinis and a plate of hot wings, we mind our own business because they’re morons. Steer clear.