I'd like to ask some questions about interpersonal conflict in the work-place--some topics and points which may make me look bad or weak, and others which may make others look bad or weak. As you can see, my real name is my profile name. Obviously, when discussing others, I won't use their real names. But for myself...well...it's already there. Should I be worried about this? Should people make an effort to conceal their real identity when discussing sensitive things about the work-place?
Example topics one might ask may include:
- Why someone is worried about getting fired.
- How someone is not meeting expectations.
- Why someone wants someone else to get fired.
- How someone wants to leave their company and work somewhere else--including timelines.
- How to politely leave a job, or when to leave.
- etc. etc.
As you can see, these are sensitive issues. Maybe the asker's employer sees this and fires them just because now they know the asker is looking. Maybe the person the asker is struggling with at work sees this and now the conflict escalates. Maybe some random person sees this, clicks around on the asker's profile (ex: my own profile), and contacts the asker's employer just to show them this post. I don't know.
Related, but not the same thing:
- [not a duplicate in my opinion--and they don't have an answer there anyway] Does The Workplace have a fundamental issue with throwaway accounts?
If you decide to create a new, anonymous account to use for posting sensitive questions, here is how: