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HistoryGal
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17 Jan 2018, 9:28 pm

I don't particularly like most of the people I work with but I keep that to the side. Just be kind and smile. Don't take anything personal.

I'm probably not their cup of tea either but we manage to work together.



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17 Jan 2018, 9:53 pm

Yep. Always be professional to everyone at work regardless of how you feel about them.



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18 Jan 2018, 7:37 am

That's probably one of my best qualities - getting along with various personalities as I can separate work from personal. I wish others were more inclined.



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18 Jan 2018, 8:46 am

I don't especially "like" people at work either... but I don't really dislike them either.

I try to pretend to be social and friendly. I ask about their weekend or holiday because that's what you're supposed to do. It feels like a waste of time but it helps to "grow your network" so I have to do it.

I do feel a little like I am being dishonest when I do it though... that part I don't like... I am very interested in business though so thinking of it in terms of doing business makes it much easier to do!


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18 Jan 2018, 3:50 pm

Good for you. It works best if I don't ask about people's weekends and vice versa. I accrue my social capital in other ways by my willingness take on or switch tasks with other people.



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18 Jan 2018, 7:12 pm

HistoryGal wrote:
Good for you. It works best if I don't ask about people's weekends and vice versa. I accrue my social capital in other ways by my willingness take on or switch tasks with other people.


Yeah, I try to do the same sort of thing... when the rules of the game don't work for me, i find new rules that do.


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Professionally diagnosed in March 2018