4. Talking to HR
Even though your company may say it's best to take your troubles to HR, that can hurt you, Shapiro said.
"They don't work for you; they work for the company. The company cuts their paycheck," Shapiro said.
Most people assume that what they tell HR is confidential. "All that means is, they are not gonna blab it to the other employees. But they will absolutely tell your boss," Shapiro said.