Do you get along with your co-workers?
July 5, 2007 5:02am CST
I find it hard to have a truthful relation with my co-workers. I do get along with few of them but not that much. I won't be myself in front of most of them. Like you are playing a role. Is it a problem for you? and how do you get along with your co-workers?
5 Jul 07
I do get along with my co-workers, well maybe it's because there's only a few of us. Plus we've been together for years. I always wonder, my partner can't seem to get along with his co-workers. I don't know why. He has been telling me about this one since the last job he had. Now in his present job, he still can't get along pretty well. Well there isn't any fights or anything, it's just he's not always "IN" with the crowd. Like everyone doesn't want him to be part of their circle. Envy? I don't know. Why can't you get along with them?
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5 Jul 07
Thanks for your comment Laydee, I think I understand your husband's situation. I choose to stay away from certain persons at work because of too much gossips. I don't like that. Do you think that it also has to do with one's personality?
5 Jul 07
I don't know about the personality, though he's not a very open person, he tends to be frank. He finds his co-workers a little shallow for his taste. Maybe it has something to do really with the personality. What can I advice him or what should I do? I don't want him to be 'away' from the group. Well, he doesn't really want to join in. But this relationship has caused him to be 'left out' at certain things.
10 Jul 07
Don't worry, I think it is normal. We cannot get along pretty well with everybody cos there are people who have different views, likes and "trips" in life. When I came to my 2nd job (i've worked there for more than 3 years - project-based), some staff have gotten along very well and they've enjoy one another over the years they've been together. My two days at work was mixed feeling of boredom, loneliness and envy - I didn't have friends, I ate lunch a lone while the others enjoyed laughing together. But then eventually we became friends and remain buddies until now even if I have already moved to another job. But that doesn't mean I get along well with other co-workers. Other people from that office spend time gossiping and because i don't join them they call me K.J (kill joy) and they exclude me from the loop on the other hand we, in our group excude them also. In a work place you couldn't avoid people with harsh attitude - they are everywhere. The thing is, you know yourself and you know you're not doing anything to hurt them and you mean well in life... so, just leave them hehehe in time they will realize and desire to have you in their group. Cheers, you're a nice guy based from your concerns re your gf =).