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Old 06-30-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Default Is it me......but I don't like any of my coworkers?!

I don't know what to say. I just cannot stand them. NONE of them have any integrity nor leadership ability.

I think their whole purpose for comming to work is to gossip and form their little clicks or something.

Of course I am sure none of them like me neither because I refuse to get involved with their childish nonsense.

I can remember the days in which I worked with high caliber people that were not afraid of getting things done. I long for those days to work with "adults" again........


I do find it wierd that I just cannot "gel" with my coworkers after a year. I cannot deal with people that do not have integrity.

I am trying to avoid sounding like a snob but I've been exposed to lots of wonderful things in life and based on listening to my coworkers it seems as if 100% of them came from "the streets". I guess that's why we are never on the same page. Although I have a great understadning of their former lifestyle, I think they don't understand anything other than that way of life.


Has anyone ever had a job in which you did not "gel" with anyone you work with?

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Welcome to corporate america. It absolutely sucks. I try and take on jobs where I can work from home; since I'm a writer it's easier for me to find such work. I truly understand where you are coming from though.

This problem has grown worse over the last 20 years, in my opinion, and exponentially so in the last 10.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Synop,


I am working on a few things now, as it relates to working from home. I cannot understand how these folks have made through life.

It absolutely sucks to be the only guy that is NOT afraid of getting my tail chewed out, it sucks to be the only guy that that steps up and goes to bat for non-supervisor staff.

I feel like I am doing myself a total disservice. Not saying I am above anyone but I cannot stand working with mediocre people.


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Welcome to corporate america. It absolutely sucks. I try and take on jobs where I can work from home; since I'm a writer it's easier for me to find such work. I truly understand where you are coming from though.

This problem has grown worse over the last 20 years, in my opinion, and exponentially so in the last 10.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I've had a few jobs like that, but overall I've usually been able to find at least one "friend" at work.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in TN
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I've always had friends at work but overall this is one of the biggest advantages to having a work-at-home gig. I think I would turn down a promotion if it meant I had to be in the office 100% of the time.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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Usually there is at best a small handful of people who don't play the "corporate game" but yes I definitely understand what you are going through. I remember a time when going to work meant going to work to work and if a friendship came out of working with co-workers, the friendship didn't set the tone in the office! More and more though it seems that good old fashion work ethic, moral and integrity have been replaced by nepotism, high school antics and just down right dirty behavior.



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I don't know what to say. I just cannot stand them. NONE of them have any integrity nor leadership ability.

I think their whole purpose for comming to work is to gossip and form their little clicks or something.

Of course I am sure none of them like me neither because I refuse to get involved with their childish nonsense.

I can remember the days in which I worked with high caliber people that were not afraid of getting things done. I long for those days to work with "adults" again........


I do find it wierd that I just cannot "gel" with my coworkers after a year. I cannot deal with people that do not have integrity.

I am trying to avoid sounding like a snob but I've been exposed to lots of wonderful things in life and based on listening to my coworkers it seems as if 100% of them came from "the streets". I guess that's why we are never on the same page. Although I have a great understadning of their former lifestyle, I think they don't understand anything other than that way of life.


Has anyone ever had a job in which you did not "gel" with anyone you work with?
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Has anyone ever had a job in which you did not "gel" with anyone you work with?
I've been pretty lucky where there was never anyone I didn't get along with. But at the same time, I've had jobs where I didn't really click with anyone either. I remember one job where all the guys were the white-bread, jock type. They only talked sports. If you went to lunch with them, they only wanted burgers, sandwiches or pizza and maybe cheap chinese. You'd never catch these guys trying ethnic food. I could work with them, but I never wanted to hang out with them. I also worked in a place where everyone was a local. They weren't used to outsiders so it made fitting in difficult.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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While I distance myself from office politics and clicks, I get along with most co-workers. I rarely socialize with them away from the job.
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Old 06-30-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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This is a funny post.




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I've been pretty lucky where there was never anyone I didn't get along with. But at the same time, I've had jobs where I didn't really click with anyone either. I remember one job where all the guys were the white-bread, jock type. They only talked sports. If you went to lunch with them, they only wanted burgers, sandwiches or pizza and maybe cheap chinese. You'd never catch these guys trying ethnic food. I could work with them, but I never wanted to hang out with them. I also worked in a place where everyone was a local. They weren't used to outsiders so it made fitting in difficult.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Where I work there are 12 other employees. Two of them have become very good friends. They were the most helpful when I started working there. Three of them are pretty cool, I love when they work because it makes the day go by fast and is less stressful. There are three that are ok, but they get on my nerves, mostly because they are afraid to make decisions and/or are whiny. And then there are 4 that I would like to take out back and you know what. I have never seen such ignorant, lazy, disrespectful, backstabbing, policy breaking people in my life. I work in health care, and I would never let any one I know come for treatment where I work because of these 4 people. I'm surprised they haven't killed anyone yet!
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