Hi, can anyone help me with this little puzzle I have?
Basically, why are people so weird at work?
When I was at school, people were pretty normal. You know, down to earth and "real". I felt like I was around human beings who had personalities and were generally happy in life. They had hobbies and interests, and would involve you in things and speak to you without having an agenda.
Yet... several years on... almost all the people I encounter at work are right up-their-own-ar5e bunch of pseuds and fakers. Trying to be all sophisticated and cosmopolitan. Competitve backstabbers, generally angry and unfriendly.
So... what happened? I know I got older... but what happened to THEM?
Ahh, bring back the days of Kriss Kross "Jump", long balmy summer evenings, and people who prefered cooperation to competition.