(Closed) Co-Workers are complete opposite of me

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrsB123:  A work culture is almost as important as the job itself! I completely understand where you are coming from. However, you said one things which irked me…

They’re all 40+ so their interests and opinions are opposite of mine.

Just because they are older or different, doesn’t mean you can’t find things in common with them. I know you said you’ve tried hard to get along with them, but what does that mean? You might bring up some of your interests and ideas. Heck, if you are thinking about leaving, what would it hurt to push the boundaries a bit and test out where these friendships might be able to go?

Post # 5
2959 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureMrsB123:  Oh I feel your pain! I AM an old hippie and I am just as outspoken and politically involved as when I was a teenager. Luckily I teach at a local college where my personality is well tolerated. It is everywhere else where I don’t fit in. Most of the people my age have sold out, for lack of a better term. They no longer work on behalf of causes or speak out about social and economic injustices. And of course many younger people are all caught up in their education, getting married, having babies, etc.

While I get along with co-workers, I never really looked to them for companionship beyond the work place. Is that really important to you? I ask because to me liking the job and earning decent money are more important than having work buddies. It doesn’t sound like the work atmosphere is all that horrible so which job is more appealing to you?

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