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Old 04-17-2011, 07:48 PM
 
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Default Do you trust your coworkers?

Do you trust the people you work with?


I can honestly say I don't trust them as far as I can see them. I've always been that way as it relates to people I work with. Adults can be the biggest phonies you've ever dealt with combine that with being phony and you work with them.


What about you?
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Yes and no.

I trust them that they are generally competent to do the work they are assigned to do, and not screw it up. I trust the people who are assigned to work with me, to do the jobs I give them to do.

I don't trust my employer to look out for my career goals. I don't trust my coworkers to have my back. I always presume that the only one looking out for me is me.

I dont' worry about being friends with my coworkers so trusting them in that regard isn't an issue.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:34 PM
 
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Do you trust the people you work with?


I can honestly say I don't trust them as far as I can see them. I've always been that way as it relates to people I work with. Adults can be the biggest phonies you've ever dealt with combine that with being phony and you work with them.


What about you?
No, I don't trust a soul. At the end of the day, everyone is out for themselves. The people I work with would throw you under the bus in under 5 seconds. I don't give my plans, ideas, or thoughts to any of them. I don't even go on my instant messanger anymore. No point in logging in.

If you would have asked me this 2 years ago, I would probably have a different answer, but my industry is going under and it's dog eat dog.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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I trusted my co-workers and was friends with several of them until I got laid off. There was this manager who would eat lunch with my every week, talked to me every day and we were just great pals. Anyway, I started griping about some of the stuff going down at the office and I later found out that she had been passing it up the food chain and made sure that I was the one canned when lay-off time came around.

Fortunately I was "laid off" and not fired, but I know why they got rid of me. I know it was her, and she had always told me "everything we say is between us"... bunch of nonsense.

I've learned my lesson and at my new workplace I have made a point to be friendly with the others but I am not friends with any of them. There is a difference. Your co-workers are your co-workers, they are not to be trusted. I have my friends from other places.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I don't trust anyone. Luckily, I don't need to. I just do my part and go home.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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I trust mine in a sense that they wouldn't steal from me or anything like that but i do not trust them to have my well being in the workplace as their top priority. Most of the people I work with are two faced and what's Funny is the workplace is most of their social lives lol.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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I don't trust anyone. Luckily, I don't need to. I just do my part and go home.
What he said ^^^^^
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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I trust mine in a sense that they wouldn't steal from me or anything like that but i do not trust them to have my well being in the workplace as their top priority. Most of the people I work with are two faced and what's Funny is the workplace is most of their social lives lol.
what he said
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:03 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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Hmmm.... I trust one of my immediate co-workers completely. And some of my managers and our office manager. I don't trust our property's GM or his assistant. One of my co-workers I don't trust at all because she's from another country, so her English is shaky and... she's very insecure about her job skills. So she is always self promoting herself and if there was a situation, I could count on her to only look out for herself and to throw me under the bus is she felt she needed to.

Of the co-worker I trust completely, we are of the same background. Born in the US, raised in the suburbs, not religious and we are college educated. We understand each other and often think exactly the same way about other people and situations. We also don't consider our present job one that we intend to stay at forever.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Sumner, WA
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I didn't trust my supervisor. How sad is that? But I felt I could trust everyone else I worked with, even the confidant to my supervisor. The two of them liked to complain about everything and everyone, claiming that everyone except them were stupid, even when our boss could hear them.
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