Ray Dalio, founder of Wall Street hedge fund Bridgewater Associate, has issued a stern warning: Spread rumors and you’re fired. Employees caught gossiping are allowed two warnings before being fired for the third offense.
According to The Australian, Dalio issued a document titled “Dalio rules” to the firm’s 1,000 employees that states, “Never say anything about a person you wouldn’t say to him directly. If you do, you are a slimy weasel.”
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