Life at work

Been back at the office for two weeks now after having been laid off for so long. Generally, I get along very well with everyone. I’d say it’s a pretty cohesive environment. There’s a few who aren’t as friendly as the rest but that’s at the back of my mind. When I was younger, I had a hard time coping with stuff like this at work. Things were difficult but now I feel a lot more better and much wiser when it comes to dealing with people at work. I’m not here to become anyone’s best friend or score brownie points. I’m here to just do my job, get paid and clock out at the end of my shift. I think if you can walk into work without worrying about other people, then you will become very successful. Just my two cents.


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Sep 9, 2021 at 12:26am

I ran an office printing room when I was a teenager, and learned that some people you get along with and others are miserable.

Nothing to do about it, aside from the job. Do that to your abilities, and nothing can go wrong.

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Sep 9, 2021 at 5:26am

office gossip and brown nosing is the tried and true method to promotion. Just doing your job and clocking out will save you from being pulled into office drama but does not help with as you say success. But I find your way to be best for me also because just work alone will not make you happy and whole person.

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Free to decide

Sep 9, 2021 at 10:31am

If you feel like things are manageable and in hand, great.

If things change in the future and it gets to be too much, know that you have the right to change your mind and change your environment.

Sometimes the capacity to detach and observe the behaviour of others is temporary as death by a thousand cuts is accumulating to a point where we can feel the pain. Ultimately you are not responsible for co-regulating and digesting the toxicity of other people and the systems that enable them.

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Oh I Have Found

Sep 9, 2021 at 12:00pm

those who always put on a welcoming demeanor 97% of the time are doing it for strategic reasons e.g. getting their way with honey thinking like that, unprincipled, sneaks, calculating. They all read Dale Carnegies How to Win Friends and Influence People bs book.

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@Oh I Have Found

Sep 9, 2021 at 4:49pm

my experience is 51% but you have to believe people are good if left alone in order to get up the courage to work for 30 years plus to even consider retiring otherwise its impossible to put in that time.

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Sep 9, 2021 at 5:59pm

"I think if you can walk into work without worrying about other people, then you will become very successful."

Does that include minimum wage store,fast food etc workers who fail to upgrade themselves?

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@oh I have found

Sep 9, 2021 at 10:17pm

Putting on a nice demeanour at work is called being professional. It’s part of what we have to do in order to get along with the people we work with, even if we don’t particularly like them. You don’t have to be completely fake, but being friendly and pleasant will definitely make your working life easier.

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Sep 10, 2021 at 7:38am

It might not be someone else's definition of success but not being surrounded by emotional vampires at work anymore makes me feel like a million bucks.

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Sep 10, 2021 at 9:37am

I totally agree am sure you are good person and it's probably innocent but for you to use words" put on..." which imply strategy of action which should come natural to any decent person maybe root problem. Too many do it to not be targeted ratan than that's how it should be. Lord of dysfunctional parenting. I do know folks 8n far east Asian think westerners living there smile excessively to point of foolishness. Action speaks louder than words

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Spot On

Sep 10, 2021 at 11:49am

glad you really decided what is important to you and live it plus not waste energy over think things because at end of day its not rocket science some make it out to be

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