A new week, some new content. In this case, it is a From the Ombuds post I wrote about the difficult case of people at work who seem to be stuck in the past, and keep on talking about it. And talking about it. and talking about it:
Most of us are sensitive enough not to ruminate about our romantic past when our present (and future) is sitting in front of us. But sometimes, when we are new to campus, we have a tendency to constantly discuss our previous institution, which is in a way the same thing.
Sharing information about our last job is understandable. After all, whoever hired us was impressed enough about what we did there to take a chance on us. And, in a new setting, it feels good to have a familiar anchor. But often, talking too much about the past can do more harm than good.