Like if you think about it, that's what it is. You shove a bunch of people together and tell them to work together to get something done (hello group project... one of the worst parts of school) and you sometimes work with people with other departments to get this done. When you have lunch you either leave to get some good food, or you sit down with the few people you like and gossip about what's going on in your life. During your little 15 minute what I used to know as milk break or whatever you gossip about the people you don't like.
This morning I was behind the front desk getting keys for one of our groups when one of the ladies in my office who's in her late 40's early 50's (Manager A) was standing there managing the lobby, it's something every manager has a shift like once every two weeks. Anyway another one of our new managers arrived and just to provide a little background on this manager she's newly divorced with two full-grown kids, she's in her late 30's early 40's (Manager B), and has a bit of trouble feeling like she's fitting in. It's normal, a little needy but whatever at least she's trying and she always shows up with a super positive attitude. Well our super sweet bellman asked Manager B how she was doing, and emphasized asking if she was doing okay today (obviously she had previously talked to him about how she was having a hard time) Manager B laughed it off and said she was fine today. Manager A turns around scoffs and gives me a look "like can you believe this poor pathetic thing."
I just stared at her. Like obviously she's going through a tough time maybe give her a little bit of a break. Yes she's not my favorite person to talk to but I'm at least grateful someones willing to talk to her about how she's doing. I'm an asshole who keeps to herself in the office, which is the only reason you like me is because I keep my head down and get my work done. It just pissed me off, but this woman scares me and I'm just trying to get my work done and go home each day with little to no drama or resistance. I don't make enough money to try and address that attitude.