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Gossiping Co-Workers

Group Therapy: Gossiping Co-Workers

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I'm in my late twenties. I recently began employment in a different area of law which I have never been exposed to. I do possess a college degree and have almost five years of experience with my position. However, there are some changes, which were to be expected. I went from a large corporation to a small eight people firm. My workload has been cut down tremendously and I got my own office! However the people at my job are a lot older than I am and tend to gossip about one another when the others aren't around. My trainer, who is in her early 30s, rolls her eyes and tends to use a rude tone.

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Me: Good Morning
Trainer: Hi (while quickly dodging me)
Me: Sorry to bother you but I have a slight question regarding xyz
Trainer: I'll shoot you an e-mail with instructions (which usually is vague and I would have to follow up for more detail)
Me: Thanks
Trainer: Nods and walks away while rolling her eyes


The first week of her training me on procedures and the likes, she was so interested in knowing about my life. I am a reserved person and it takes me a while to open up on certain things but general things are ok. After that week she appeared annoyed to even help me out. Thankfully I have been catching on quickly but there are certain six-month procedures I will need assistance with. She is the only one in the office that knows what I do (since this was her position and now she works on the other side of the office).

I'm not losing sleep on this but it is bothersome on her remarks and the likes, and I can't really talk to anyone else in the office about it because everyone opened the business together and I do need this job. What is the best way on learning new information and is this the kind of environment that I can actually grow with? Opinions and suggestions are welcomed.Thanks!

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