What is wrong with my question?

In a work environment where people work on shifts, it is quite normal to form groups within your own shifts. I love my morning shift because the people are nicer, friendlier, and we do not envy one another. We do not spread rumors about one another. We party a lot! Even out of town trips.

Now that I have to work on a different shift [afternoon], I find that it is much harder to get along with the people. We are all Filipinos, and yet, they are the type of people who are nice to you when they are talking to you... and talks about you when you are not around. In other word, hypocrite.

I didn't make a very good first impression with them due to this incident. And I don't really care. I already know their attitude way before I got to this shift.

Anyway, the afternoon/evening people had a picnic recently. I was invited, but I had other plans so I didn't get to join them. The very next day, people started posting photos on FB. And I browsed through them. My next working day, I greeted A with a cheerful face, I said "Ang saya saya naman ng picnic niyo!" [Wow, your party looks fun.] And you know her reply? She said, in a high pitch voice - "But of course, not only morning people knows how to party!" What the??? Did I say anything about morning parties?

I ask myself "is there something wrong with the way I said it?" So I decided to ask two more people the same question. The first one answered "Oh yes it was fun, but we got lost along the way." The second one answered "Oh yes, there's so many food." Now, that's the kind of answer that people would normally say, right?

Because there's unity in the morning people, we have tons of parties all the time! And since we are on the morning shift, our parties would start as early as 5pm and ends around 9-10pm. Yes, it ends that early because most of us have to wake up at 3:30am to get ready for work. We can't invite the evening people because they have work during those hours. And we didn't really want to party with them because among themselves, they don't have unity. I guess they can see our parties and trips on FB too and a bit jealous of it.

A few of them would always say comments like "how come I am not invited?" or "how come you're not inviting the afternoon/evening people?" Why should we?

Since Christmas is just around the corner, the evening stuff wanted to have a Christmas party of all the Filipinos at work. The organizer told me that they can't have the party without the morning people. If the morning people didn't join this party, they would incur more expenses. So I said, I will take charge of the morning people, if one of us will go, all of us will go [as long as there's no conflict in personal matters].

I hate leaving my morning shift. But being a mother comes first, and my kids are my priority. I just have to try to get along with the afternoon people since this is my new shift now.

But I will definitely be partying with the morning group!!!

4 comments:

Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I am a new GFC fan. I know exactly what you are talking about. It's like I work better with guys than women. Women are just like you said it in your post.
Please visit me back at My 2 Cents **I just posted my ww with linky too

Valerie @ My-2-cents said...

I am a new GFC fan. I know exactly what you are talking about. It's like I work better with guys than women. Women are just like you said it in your post.
Please visit me back at My 2 Cents **I just posted my ww with linky too

JO said...

thanks Valerie!

Tani said...

hahaha! nakikipag-compete ata yun taong yun from the afternoon shift. :) that's why i temporarily deactivated my facebook account. there are lots of people who just lurk and think negative thoughts about other people's fun activities. i admit i'm sometimes one those people. so instead of thinking bad things, i just deactivated my faceook account.