for those of us who work for a living, 1/3 of your life is spent at your job. people tend to develop friendships with the people they work with.
me personally, I don’t talk to anyone at work. I go in, do my job, and go home. I think this has angered some people at work and has caused them to resent me. this doesn’t bother me as it’s their problem and not mine, but it is kind of funny that people who I say and do nothing to somehow have a problem with me. you think that wouldn’t happen when you’re doing your job and minding your own business.
how are others here handling their social environment at work? Or, are lucky enough to have a job where you don’t have to deal with people much?
One of the perks of working in software on a team with some remote members is that a significant portion of the interaction is done via chat (where I have a little more time to think my responses through and don’t become ‘peopled out’ as easily), and I think some of my teammates, as well as my manager are somewhere on the spectrum, so there’s that.
Beyond that, people have learned that I spook easily if I am deep in thought and have begun to warn me they’re coming to my cubicle via chat first, so that definitely helps…