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OPP: They Hate Me At Work

Today’s OPP comes from Deb:
I started a new job and am only 2 1/2 months in. The office is relatively small and everyone has been really nice. Unfortunately, everyone is extremely busy and I received only a few days of training before I had to dive into the workload on my own. Our boss is barely in the office, but he called me in for a private meeting before his holiday vacation. He said he noticed a large error I made on a major account. He gave me a brief run-down of what I did wrong and mentioned that he would like to have a meeting with me and my trainers to make sure we are on the same page. I sent an e-mail to my trainer letting her know the mistake was brought to my attention and that we would be meeting with our boss sometime next week when he returns. She never replied and now the majority of the office has been ignoring me. I'm not sure what I did to make them all so angry. How do I fix this?
Slacker doesn’t share the same views on a workplace as Deb. He could care less if he is friends with the people at work, but this is Deb’s time and she wants to fix this. To Slacker, it’s not like a relationship, so you can’t sit down with each other and ask if you love each other, because you just started at this company and these people never loved you. They are willing to throw you under the bus so why be nice to those people?
Steve agrees because it’s not like you can just up and quit in this economy and she could just go in there and throw her own self under the bus but in the end what is that going to do?
I have to say I’m kind of like Deb. There are some people I could care less about being friends with but there are others where you feel like if you can’t be friends than you are not going to be able to work well together. Then work just doesn’t seem so enjoyable. On how to fix this situation, I am at a loss. I don’t know… Bring in some cookies?

Have you been in this situation? How do you fix it?
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie

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01/05/2012 4:23PM
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