Ask Amy: Family reacts with anger after sudden death
Recently, I had a meeting with a supervisor in which she and I had a friendly interaction where she discussed many of her concerns with our staff.
I shared this information with my two friends, after-hours and in a private setting.
They then repeated the information which I had shared with them.
Although none of what I said to them was untrue, I feel both betrayed and embarrassed me.
I worry that this will negatively impact my relationship with my supervisor.
How can I make amends and apologize for my oversharing?
– Nervous Teacher
Dear Nervous: I assume your supervisor did not preface her remarks with: “Please keep this to yourself.” If she had, you would owe her an apology.
I’m also going to assume working on the staff of a school might be like working for a newspaper: fueled by gossip and intrigue.
Any supervisor should assume that information impacting the staff which has been passed along, would continue to be passed along.