As economy drops, eavesdropping rises

If you work in a cubicle, the odds are good you’ve had the opportunity to eavesdrop on a few sensitive matters that weren’t necessarily for your ears.

Maybe your office mate will be complaining on the phone about his wife, or your co-worker will confide to a work friend that she never did get that raise she was promised.

Today, though, office eavesdropping is becoming a true science. The reason? We’re all worried about losing our jobs. Whenever senior employees gather in what looks like a hush-hush meeting, you can bet that the cubicles will be alive with straining ears.

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote a rather humorous story on this very subject. You can find it here. Read it, and see if you don’t recognize your own office in it.