are all team oriented jobs like this?

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  • are all team oriented jobs like this?


Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 10:55
All jobs require that you get along well with your coworkers and bosses, but not that you share your personal life with any of them. You can lose jobs for, as they call it, "not fitting in," but that wouldn't be the reason they'd give you. They'd find another reason to let you go. Since a coworker was kind enough to take the time to tell you that you would probably get fired if you don't "get along" with the rest of the coworkers, you should make an effort to get to know others there. You don't have to share all your personal stuff. You can be a good listener and just share bits of stuff that may be of interest to them because it's similar to their situation/s. Be helpful to everyone whether it's business stuff or personal things they choose to talk to you about and smile. Just don't be around for coworker/boss/or company bashing. Be approachable. Try starting a conversation with a few in there .. like 'how was your weekend? what'd you do for the holidays? what'd you get for Christmas? do you have kids?' Share some things like a movie you watched and ask if they've seen it and what they thought, a gift you got, etc. People like to help others, and show or tell you how to do stuff as long as it's not repeatedly. Look for someone who's doing something really good that you want to learn how to do or how to do better. Compliment them on how good they are at it, and ask if they'll help you learn how to do whatever that is. Or maybe someone has something else about them you like ~ a nice jacket or shoes or hair cut and you ask about those things. Just be careful to be sincere, so it doesn't sound like flattery. Try asking different ones in there to have lunch with you. It's a good time to get to know each other. If they sit in a particular break place for lunch, take your lunch over and ask if you can sit and join them. Take a box of candy or cookies or doughnuts in to work ~ whatever treat works there and tell them you brought it in for all of you to share. People love to eat ... and will talk to you when they come and get a bite of whatever treat you were thoughtful enough to bring in to share with them. When you take an interest in others and share some, they may warm up to you more and you may find yourself warming up to them more. Be genuine and sincere. People know when you're faking it. Try to get closer to people that you may have a real interest in getting to know better .. even if it's only during work time. You don't have to be buds with anyone outside of work.
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