I just started a new job, and there was only a few people who were nice to me. The rest act like I don't exsist, never ask me about my weekend, what I am doing. They go out to lunch or after work and don't invite me, and I have caught them gossiping about me a couple of times. I have been nothing but nice-I just don't get it. The place I left we were like one big family and it is so hard to come to a place where I am excluded. My friends say who cares about them, do you really want to be friends with them anyways? Well, no but I do work there 40 hrs a week and I'd appreciate it if they even acknowledge that I am taking up space in their world.
I try to get them to interact with me, but its not working. I go out of my way to say Hi to them, how was your weekend, and all I get is curt answers and then they go back talking with each other again, never bothering to keep me included. AARGH!! Anyone have any similar problems, or any suggestions for me? It has been hard because the last place I worked I was there for 8 years (had to leave due to layoffs) and it was so scarey to start a new job anyways.