The last couple of jobs I've had I have been the only shy/quiet person among a group of people who describe themselves as loud or "mad".
I certainly don't ignore my colleagues, I am friendly and polite but I just want to get on with my job and enjoy some downtime on my breaks.
In my last role, I was part of a team of 8 ladies who were all kind and friendly, but they all had very big personalities. We were all in one big room together all day (supported living job) and we weren't allowed to leave the house or have allocated break times. I found it so draining having to spend every minute with them and the constant conversation all day long, and it was largely why I left.
New place is the same, just that there are only 2 others on shift and I'm a bit of a 3rd wheel.
Again, can't leave the facility at any time, they want to talk constantly and have their cigarette break together.
I sit with them sometimes but we work through the night and I'm just tired. They made a comment earlier about how I was always 'off somewhere else'. They have tried to be friendly and chatty and I do appreciate it, but they don't seem to need even a minute to themselves to just read or think.
I can't change who I am, we don't ask talkative outgoing people to change so not sure why quiet people are always expected to, it's just s different personality, not a deficit.
Does anyone else feel like this at work or elsewhere?
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