i’ll never forget the day i walked into a job and it was so uncomfortable.
it was on some serious high school shit.
it happened 3 years ago and i learned quick that it’s easy for folks to switch up.
all it took was the words of one person to change many opinions.
it got so bad that someone wanted to fight me too.
some of these folks i stood up for too.
All it took was one person
this is what can happen with coworkers…
i’m a very charismatic fox.
i use to be super shy,
but i love meeting new people.
i attract many folks due to my energy.
at every job i’ve been at,
it’s always been easy to meet new friends.
i’ve learned tho:
Coworkers are a delicate dance
your job is a place where you spend 8+ hours a day that’s surrounded in politics.
it was different.
our grades didn’t effect other folks.
you weren’t getting paid either.
i dropped out of high school,
but that didn’t effect my classmates from graduating.
it’s a different forest.
you’re getting paid,
sometimes higher or lower than your other coworkers,
to do a service for a company.
when money comes into play,
and a boss who holds your destiny in their paws,
you see exactly who your coworkers really are.
not everyone who smiles in your face at work really fucks with you.
go to work,
get that money,
and take your ass home.
if you are comfortable to do an after work event,
go right ahead,
but don’t get shit faced drunk or start talking shit about other bosses/coworkers.
you know i love sticking around for 15-30 minutes before i dip.
i won’t lie but i enjoy the co-workers i have now.
they cool af.
when i feel myself getting too familiar tho,
i remember what happened 3 years ago and back TF up.
again: it’s a delicate dance.
don’t rush anything
keep the pace
let them come to you
pull away for need space
let them in slowly (social media invites) if you feel they pass your tests
you have to make sure you always stay in control or else…