Office people

I started a new job. It has been gruelling to say the least: endless tasks, interruptions, competing demands, etc. A coworker, who I never talk to beyond “Good morning”, cornered me at lunch and said “I think you’re looking for a new job. I think you’re gonna quit.” It came out of left field and I responded, “Why are you so interested in my life?” I am wondering if they will try to get me fired or something. I honestly don’t understand office workers, if they are so completely bored as to conjur up imaginary things that their colleagues might do.


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Learning to be personally responsible

May 15, 2023 at 4:05pm

Office people have odd behaviours because they are usually playing out things from their personal lives that are unfulfilling, or unresolved, or that they want to see happen, or that is happening and they aren't dealing with it. It's called bringing your personal stuff to work and not having the awareness of the difference or a least the ability for self-reflection. For these reasons, offices are also an ocean of projections and low level boundaries. It's often a place for unaware adults acting like grownups and can feel super challenging...especially if they are a direct team member or supervisor.

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No Thanks

May 15, 2023 at 11:08pm

I see no comment make it through anymore, this place is no fun.

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I woulda said

May 16, 2023 at 2:45am

"I think you should keep your unsolicited thoughts to yourself. If anyone wants to know what you think, they'll ask".

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What the?

May 17, 2023 at 8:39pm

There are zillions of offices around the world. Even more zillions of people work in them. So making this kind of blanket statement about everyone who works in an office as “office people” is silly. I’ve worked in many different offices in many different industries as a consultant and they’re just as different as everywhere else. People are just people and where they work doesn’t change that.

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