Turning into a bully
I'm new at my job, and fresh out of college.
it's kind of wierd dealing with the people
here and all, because my friends are more
into hanging out and stuff, and this a
computer company so most of the people
are more conservative and all that.
The problem I'm having
is that my co-worker, this kid that's about
my age is kind of a weenie. He thinks he
knows a lot, and all the older guys jock
him like no other.
He doesn't acknowledge
me really even when I walk into the room,
and despite the fact that I'm friendly
to him, he seems really like he doesn't
want to be nice to me, and wants to be
my boss eventually or something.
All the older guys
always ask him all sorts of questions and
stuff, and really like to talk to him,
even though he talks down to them a lot.
For reference, I like
to play basketball and do active things
a lot, and also like to drink with friends
and stuff. This guy is more like this skinny
little nerdy guy.
My problem is that
the more I think about him, the more I
start to hate him, which is not good, since
I really don't have anyone I really hate.
I feel like it is consuming me.
Sad, isn't it? You've grown up with a
macho-man mentality, and moved into an
area where brains count more than brawn.
Not only are you jealous of this "little
nerdy guy", but you can't even accept
You even think he should like you, when
you smarm around him but it's obviously
as false as it gets.
Grow up. Hang out with your friends, play
sport, whatever. But while you are at work,
Learn to ask questions, learn to listen
to "little nerdy guys". Learn.
Prove yourself. Grow up. Be an adult,
not just a man.