when you start in a new place the first person to introduce themselves will be your enemy or adversary. where I'm from in the north of Ireland that's usually somebody trying to find out which foot i kick with, am i one of theirs or one of "them". my work enemy who i detest is the same as me but if the balloon went up I'd be in like a shot legs and arms flailing backing him up. so keep your head down dont take sides or listen to gossip . remember a gossiper will talk about you behind your back no sooner than gossiping about somebody else to you. but keep a nasty head on at all times, keep it simmering in the background. the bottom line is work is life! you dont work you and your kids go without. thats hardly fair when you work your socks off and some snitch ars'elick gets your position that you deserve. they drop you in it you drop them right back in right up to the neck.
been there done it. 20 years working on sites i got the chance of being chargehand, this unskilled ars'elick snitch alky 2 years on the job seen me as a threat gained the managing directors confidence and undermined me everychance he got. i'm still a temp with no prospects but he's on the Health and safety executives red flag log book. i wonder why? hmmm. lets take a minute to ponder on that.
· 1 decade ago