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Friday, November 12, 2010

I have come to the realization that I can't seem to communicate or conversate very well with others. This seems very apparent to me when I am at work. I have a supervisor who I really like and value but when I try to talk to him I feel like I have my feet in my mouth. I work with several other ladies who I don't really trust, they have shown themselves to be two-faced and untrustworthy. It makes me very sad, I want to keep my job and excel but I wonder if it will get any better. Not only that I feel so crippled in my ability to "shrug things off" the other ladies accuse me of being "too sensitive", "thin skinned" and I just want to tell them off but because I am on probation I feel I have to just take it til I pass. I just feel at a loss for words when the staff gathers around to talk and I feel I just can't join in. I thought I could just be quiet & work but in the end I just feel left out.
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    Maybe you just need to find a group of people at your work that you do fit in with.

    I have been at my job for almost 3 years, and the first year, I did not fit in with my "floor", so I sat in my car at break times, or outside by myself reading while I ate lunch. One day it was raining and too cold to sit in the car (plus waste the gas) so i sat with a group from the 1st floor. I fit in with them, they are more my type of people, and we sit together everyday and every break period now.

    I understand your frustrations though, and being the new employee, it can be hard not knowing how to react or what the consequence will be if you do.

    Keep your head up high, it will get better!
    2687 days ago
  • IN102WIN
    I totally know what you mean. I don't play the "GAME" very well either. If I don't like you - I don't talk to you and I will ignore you because you annoy me. If you like to make snide comments boy hmmm I'll pass you straight!!! - especially since I don't fit in to your circle!! That's a typical work day for me... If I like you we'll talk and maybe smile at each other.
    Every one else are back stabbing losers who I ignore just as they ignore me!!

    As you can see I worse than you!! lol I have a friend - she smiles all the time and finds something in common or at least talks to every one... especially when she talks to those I dislike - I FIND THAT AMAZING!! She is totally nice.

    I've come to the point were I will be quiet and keep my business to my self. I don't know any advice to give you except maybe try not to study it too much. Not every one will get you but you can try to talk to some of them - not by letting all your private stuff out but by talking to them about themselves!! Maybe that will help??
    2688 days ago
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