sfboi415 Posted August 11, 2008 Share Posted August 11, 2008 If you receive an unfriendly look from people you have to work with, then how can you use your conversational skills to keep them from disliking you? I'm sure that part of it is my fault, but it's theirs as well. First of all, I work for a large bookstore, and we just opened up a new store a month ago. They hired a large work force to unpack boxes and shelve books in different areas. (fiction, reference, kids) Whenever I was sent to help out various groups, I typically got unfriendly looks primarily from the women. And what's even more surprising is that some of the guys were unfriendly as well! They would remain silent, or if I asked a question to start some conversation, there would be a few small answers and then silence. I had to wonder what was the problem. Fast forward to today. People know each other a little bit better, but I feel that I have been socially blocked from participating in conversations with them. Any suggestions? I cannot simply "leave people alone" because you're supposed to form alliances with people at work. Link to comment
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