I am learning that high school prepares you for the real world in more ways than you think. I have found that all the cliques and stuff you deal with in high school can actually prepare you to deal with the same thing in the workplace or anywhere in general. When I started my current job I went in with the notion that I would be my nice friendly self like I normally am. I mean who else would I be. But I am quickly finding out that I can’t just be that person. Because I just don’t seem to fit in. Well I fit in with the kids that is who is most important However some of my co-workers are a different story. They don’t seem to want too much to do with me. I have this one co-worker who for whatever reason just doesn’t seem to like me. She is very curt and can sometimes be very rude. Some people try to convince that, that is just the way she is. I call BS. I have seen her speak to other co-workers and is no where near as rude as she speaks to me. I honestly don’t know why she doesn’t like me. I really don’t care. I think that the thing that bothers me is that as far as I know I haven’t done a thing to her. I never understand how someone doesn’t like someone who hasn’t done anything to them. I have come to realize that is fine. I don’t want to deal with folks that I just don’t get a long with. So I say as little as possible to them. We only discuss work related things. I mean we haven’t had any arguments or anything. I’ve just learned a long time ago to take hints, clues, signs, or whatever you want to call them. That saying “They just aren’t into you” goes with when you are trying to form friendships as well.
So I’ve decided that I’m going to go in, do my job, and then go home. I don’t need to make friends at work. I mean if I do that is cool. But that is not my mission. I hoped that there was a possibility but I am good. As long as we get along when it comes to getting our job done and we are polite to each other then I am fine. It doesn’t have to go beyond that.I’ve learned that it isn’t necessary to be friends with everyone. I am fine with that. My job that helps pay bills is the most important thing to me. I don’t have to be friends with everyone I come in contact with. It would be nice but not necessary. I am going to go into work and do just what I am suppose to do and that is work. That is the line that I have decided to draw for myself. Work is work that’s it. I will be nice and cordial but once I leave that is that. I appreciate those that I do getting along with. But yeah no need to be buddy/buddy at this point and time. I am there to work not to make friends.