tlepS drawkcaB wrote:Are you maybe misreading their jokes spikey?
twistermind wrote:Always, taking the second possibility in mind, just in case. I would try to ask myself whether my cooworkers aré really acting as jerks or it's that I'm twistering their acts. Give you a chance to improve in turbulent water.
Am I misreading their jokes, is it actually me and not them? I've come to believe that's a tough question. I know I can misread things. But on the other side of the coin, to be on the receiving end of actual hostile behavior and think I'm just misreading their jokes
and not defend myself is worse because it will just get worse as the jerks see that their is no consequence to their actions.
Honestly, I think some people I work with are jerks who pass the time by hurting others, probably about 4 people. Most the people I like and/or get on with. Other people who I said are making jokes about me, I don't know either way whether it's just a joke or whether it's meant to be taken personally.
I've come to think now that things aren't going to get better at my job unless I don't have to spend my working time with certain people, which I think will mean that I have to get work elsewhere.
They're seeking attention, but don't have anything against you. Usually they'll get bored of it and move on to other things (or other people to pester).
That actually did happen, after I stood up for myself they suddenly started bitching at two other people, both of them have quit their job.