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Need Help Getting A Grip On My Feelings
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Need Help Getting A Grip On My Feelings

We have had a terrible scandal at work. Two fairly high up people were caught having an affair. I was friendly with both of these people, although it was a workplace friendship, we did not socialize. The adultery was bad enough, and would have been shocking enough, but these two were carrying on right in the workplace. In fact, their downfall was having sex in a room that was monitored by a video camera. They were both fired for the misconduct.

I am having trouble coming to terms with my feelings. I hate to be judgmental, its a trait I have been praying about and fighting for several years. Yet I am so sickened by the events I can't get things out of my mind. The morale of the workplace is at an all time low, gossip is rampant, impossible to avoid. Luckily I was ignorant of the whole thing until the firings, so I have nothing to contribute. Still, even though I know I shouldn't, I find myself listening to the talk mostly to try and find out why two good people did this. I know the talk will die down in time, but I don't feel very proud of myself right now. I think about the spouses and children who were betrayed and hurt and try to pray for the families and the individuals, but its hard.

Another thing, I was told in confidence that one of the offenders bribed those who knew about the affair to keep them quiet. One of those who received money by increased payroll is a close friend. I don't want to betray this friend who needs the extra money, but I wonder if I need to report this to upper management. I have justified it to myself that since the two were fired the whole episode is over, but still I wish I didn't know this information. I am asking for prayer and advice on how to deal with my emotions. I have even thought about quitting because of the atmosphere at work right now.

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