There’s been a lot of changes at work, staffwise, of late. One of the new employees – who works nights – is trying to get more of a social vibe going and have us do stuff together outside of the office. A suggestion that management have enthusiastically seized upon, but ultimately, won’t get any traction.
The thing is, we don’t work in a 9-5 industry. When you have staff starting at any time between 6.30am and 5pm, it’s pretty difficult to organise to get everyone together in one place to socialise. My hours fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum – I do get a lot of facetime with most of my coworkers – and yet, I often don’t feel part of the loop. (It doesn’t help that I’m not there for the daily morning meeting.)
How about you? Do you socialise with your colleagues outside of work?