Ms. Allen is the head teacher in her kindergarten class. She wants me, a therapist in her class, to join her when she badmouths her students. I choose to look away and completely ignore her during those times. She becomes angry because every other therapist sides with her, except me. So, she decides to concoct with Ms. Ladle a demeaning story against me in order to get me fired. If she does not get me fired, she risks losing her job as well as causing others to lose their jobs.
"Why Teachers Shouldn’t Gossip: A Personal Memoir" is a completed, stand-alone story told from a first-person point of view and follows the author over the course of two years to the conclusion of her battle with spiritual inadequacies.
It is my sincere desire that everyone who reads this book will become more knowledgeable on the subject of gossip as well as draw closer to God by the application of the promises found in Scripture.
One Thursday afternoon in June, 2012, I sat on a New York City bus going home from work. I contemplated the devastating effect of gossiping in the workplace based on a previous experience I’ve had. Through the ill treatments I received, I concluded gossipers like to project their own attributes onto others.
In addition, gossipers usually give themselves away by the gossip they spread. I began to question God about how I felt. Most times when people do or say something that hurts me, I take it to God knowing that He is their maker. One of my usual questions is, “Why do you allow such a thing to happen to me?” Then the idea came to me, "Why should I let this feeling bottle-up inside me? I should write a book.” After… Read more…