Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Sound of Silence

It's practically deafening...but maybe it's just me. I moved to Mississippi almost 2 weeks ago. I started my new job on Monday. Now I knew there would be a period of adjustment but I never imagined it would be this hard. I've been working for the same company for the past 6 years and have held several positions within the company within a couple of different departments. The main difference is that I've always been in the city where the organization is headquartered. Now I'm in a satellite office. And I'm an outsider. On Monday I met with my new boss and moved into my new cubicle (which is less than half the size of my previous one but that's not the point). Throughout the past few days not one person has come up and introduced themselves to me. NOT ONE! Unless I initiate a conversation it's like I'm invisible. It's pretty depressing - to say the least. I can only hope that it will get better.


  1. It WILL get better. Small offices can go either way, they either smother you or ignore you because they already have their established "pecking order" and are nervous about messing it up. Either way, just give them time to warm up!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. being the new person can suck, but like lindsay said, it will get better. hang in there. : )

  3. hello there - this is the first time i'm stopping by... I'm sorry your adjustment isn't going well - being the "new kid" always sucks but it will get better - just hang in there