Recently, two of my closest work friends decided to abandon me to survive alone in the cut-throat corporate world. Well…they actually found better opportunities and smartly followed them. I’m almost 100% sure that leaving me in the cut-throat corporate world was not a deciding factor.
Of course, I’m happy for my friends, blah blah blah, “insert congratulations here.” But the past few weeks have made me realize how much time I used to kill chit-chatting, gossiping, shooting the breeze, chewing the fat, spilling the beans….well, you get the point. It’s like I’m the new girl again, without my little pod of confidantes and built-in lunch partners. And I certainly get along with my other coworkers, but just like with everything else, you form your groups. And now my group is me, and occasionally the package delivery guy, when he’s free to gossip for a few!
I guess I just need to try harder to assert myself and “be social.” I remember when I started this job, it took months to feel like I had a group of friends at all, so it takes time! I’ll just leave the gossip and the jokes to the approximately 7 ½ hours a day I’ve been spending g-chatting with my friends that left! Out of sight does not mean out of mind!
What’s My Age: 12, after the first day of 7th grade, convinced you’ll never make any friends.