- 7 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
Where I am working there are several coworkers that are very very close and it’s gotten to the point where they are forming one big clique and I’m beginning to feel left out.
I’ve been working at the same place for almost four years. Until about a year ago there was never this clique. I’ve known almost the whole time I’ve worked there that some are closer than others, and I get that, but when half of the store is going out tubing and others aren’t invited it kinda stinks when you are on the outside.
About a year ago, a girl, we’ll call her C, from another store transferred to ours because she started dating a shift at her store. That’s not allowed so they moved her to my store. Another girl, let’s call her L, from my store who had just gotten hired, was actually C’s roommate. No big deal.
Then L started getting close to another girl K and they began hanging out outside of work. At first I was invited to hang out with them, and it was fun. L later started dating a guy named M at work, and even though that’s not allowed my boss hasn’t moved him and it’s been going on since April.
On top of all of this, when I was up for promotion, so was L, even though she’d only been around for a short period of time. L got it, I did not. Therefore, L was now promoted and working as her roommate and her boyfriends superior. I’ve not gone back out with L or K because I’ve not been invited since then.
Another coworker J, said that he’s always had so much fun going tubing and since he is close with C and L as well, invited them along. In turn they invited a few other coworkers and they went last week. Yesterday, when I worked I had to hear for like an hour about two coworkers having fun together at L’s house, while I felt completely left out.
Almost everyone that I mentioned decided to go tubing today. I did not get invited. That’s almost half the store that went today. I thought about asking but didn’t feel like being rude, or THAT person who invites themselves along. I think I’ll stay out of it and try not to think about it.
I just needed a moment to say, it sucks being the outsider.