Feeling lonely in new office

@debs90 (547)
India
July 24, 2011 12:05pm CST
I am a fresher who has joined an office last week. The first day in my office was a very boring day. I am given a place to sit. But all of my co-workers are doing their own job. Some of them are almost 30 years older than me. I am having a great trouble to get along with them. They are chatting with each other bypassing me. I want to make friends. How can I make my job enjoyable. Please give me suggestions.
4 responses
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
26 Jul 11
That is quite usual. I had gone through exactly the same experience. Have you received any assignments ? That will be a good way to start. Work on those assignments, and others who are connected to those assignments will become your colleagues and friends, step by step. In a few days time, you will be enjoying the company !
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@debs90 (547)
• India
1 Aug 11
I started this discussion a week ago...Now the situation is diametrically opposite..I am now completely busy with my seniors..Having fun..Doing work..Playing Carrom during lunchtime...Thanks to my fellow myLotters office has become a great place for me...
8 Mar 12
hmm i am also facing the same loneliness its crap to sit alone during breakfast lunch and tea time in new place. the earlier place i worked in i made friends quickly.......its been three days now....i hope this situation changes after they assign me in a group...that is tomorrow.......
@adhyz82 (36262)
• Indonesia
24 Jul 11
helo debs...iam happy to see you again... congratulate if you had been working it`s not easy for somebody else get a jobs now... but in our working place , sometimes we get many problems or conflict with our boss or workersmate.... i think it`s really hard to pass the first one month...many people try to impress anybody else and especially his bos and change his identity and culture...just be yourself
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@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
24 Jul 11
Just like with social circles outside the work place it takes time to get into. Start by being friendly and greeting everyone at the office and asking for tips etc on making your work more successful. The fact you are much younger is a good sign as you have a lot of chance for growth in the company. Don't worry as it takes a few weeks and you will see things will change for the better as long as you do your job well.
@debs90 (547)
• India
24 Jul 11
Thanks for your tips. I will use them ASAP, maybe from tomorrow.
• United States
24 Jul 11
Keep us posted and remember they might feel you as a threat etc but that's no reason not to get along.
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
You know what, sometimes it's like that. Just be thankful that that is all you have to deal with everyday. I had to deal with plastic co-workers everyday. I've gotten used to doing fake smile and getting away with it. You will just have to do what you gotta do, that's all I can advise you.