Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about cliques:
I’ve been working at a new job in a new state. People in this new location have their cliques. I struggle to fit in, especially at work. Wouldn’t care if it wasn’t affecting my work, but unless you’re in the clique you seem to get excluded. I don’t know what to do, who to trust, and who to go to.
Signed, Feeling Left Out
Dear Feeling Left Out:
You and many others have found it difficult to “fit in” or even to “get in” to a new location with new people. Some people have more problems than others, because of being more introverted by nature or because they tend to feel less confident in any setting, let alone a new one.