The office brings forth a long list of unwritten rules that are not explicitly stated on the hundred-page employee manual. At times, the social scene can feel like a battlefield which can become obvious as early as day 1. Office politics, especially for those new to the workforce, may surprise you and draw parallels back […]
I recently got a promotion at work, which came with more hours, benefits and pay. Good for me, right? Wrong. The people with whom I used to associate (they worked on “my side” of the store in my last article) seem to have given me that cold “Why did he get the promotion?” shoulder.
If you’re not a seasoned politician, when you start your career you’ll be a little goldfish surrounded by sharks in the big corporate sea. OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. In my experience, people are mostly nice and co-operative, but it just takes one person with ill intentions to ruin a reputation.
The office is laid out according to gender. This division of the sexes was unintentional, but it’s had a major impact on the office dynamic. My section of the office has five other women and one man. However, the boys regularly venture into the land of women so they can invite our solo male out for manly bonding.