I just got an email from an employee at another community and he didn't really have much good to say about another coworker (no, I am not talking about Maister and Michaelski). He didn't come out and say anything bad, but just said he will keep his comments to himself. Which means he has nothing good to say.
I was thinking, if you could be a fly on the wall in a group of people talking about you, would you? I'm not so much talking about the person you cited for a zoning violation, but your coworkers, your counterparts, etc.
My reputation is very important to me. I try to do the best I can at my job, and I don't want anyone thinking less. I personally don't care if someone says I am a dork, fugly, whatever, just don't say that I don't do my job, that I am a bad mother, or a bad person.
Would I want to be the fly on the wall? Yes and no. I would want to know what is being said because than I would be able to correct those things that are being addressed, but on the flip side, it would probably hurt my feelings.