So I started a new job a few months ago, and I've worked in an office before but only a year out of University, I'm still learning.
Another graduate of the same year at my office seems to like to make you feel bad for not jumping on the politics band wagon, how do I confront these?
First of all, I like to go out for my lunch. I like to walk, I like to smoke, I like to go to the shop. I like to eat. The other graduate told me they would feel guilty if they went out for lunch like I did because others work through it. But where did this culture of having a break but deciding not to take it become the norm? Is it even the norm? Do we really have to not take our contractual work break because others tell us it is wrong??!
Secondly, the office is closed later this month. Some people owe days and are contracted to come in. My days owed are booked up for later this year. I don't owe any days. However the same graduate said again, I should come in, because even though I don't have to work I should help out - because its part the job!
Now i'm a team player, I enjoy helping my colleagues. BUT WHEN THE HECK DID WORKING THROUGH MY LUNCH AND WORKING FOR FREE COME OFFICE POLITICS?
Somebody please tell me I'm not losing my mind here.
From an apparentley 'bad employee' x
Office politics, where does it end?
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