Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Job?: All Too Easy to Ellicit Hostility

When you’re new to a job, and have yet to be accepted as a member of the group, be aware that any suggestions or criticisms you offer in your new place of work could give rise to hostility in your new colleagues—not the good impression that you were endeavouring to create.

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John FitzGerald said...

My experience suggests to me that the reaction to praise by newcomers is the same. First off, it can be taken as insincere. Secondly, the veterans aren't interested in opinions of any kind from outside their groups.

So I'd recommend an impression of eagerness to learn.