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19 Jan 2004

Terrible Office workers
I've been working at this company for almost 8mths now. The problem I have is not with the male staff, (they are nice), but definately with the female staff. (Especially with 2 girlies). I don't know what is wrong. I am a female, the same age as they are, I am hardworking, don't talk bad about them. And I will only talk to them when I have to (work-related). I don't like to gossip with them when they go out for lunch or during their smoke break. (NB. I DON'T smoke). I know that they gossip about me (cause when I leave their offices, I would hear them talking behind my back, It's so RUDE, I hate that !). I don't know why they don't like me, and I don't know what to do...
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Dear COol,
I doubt whether they spcifically don't like you, except to the mild extent that people who know they're behaving shoddily resent someone who doesn't join their club and behave similarly badly. They must have gossipped about other people before you came to the company, and are more likely to do so if they sense that it makes you feel uncomfortable. And they probably don't get on well enough with any other employeess to be able to socialize wih them, and may feel bitter about that, too. Ignore them. They're not worth a featherweight of your concern or bother.
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