Honestly, my work is great. I work with a wonderful group of women. They work very hard and always do their best. From the minute I walked into the lab my first day, I was greeted warmly. They all get along very well and try to do things together. As you may have seen from my Germany vs US post, I will go out and have dinner with them.
In my first job, the other Microbiologists became very ‘clique-y.’ This was mostly due to the fact that they were all in relationships so they all went out together. I was never invited. It never really bothered me mostly because I learned at a very young age to not waste energy and effort on people who treated me as such. I had my friends and they were enough. They were also outside of work which I liked because I needed a reprieve from that type of work environment.
In Chicago, I also got along great with the other two Microbiologists. I try hard to keep in contact with them from over here. One is already planning on coming to visit within the next few months which I am craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy excited about 🙂
I am glad that each new place I go to I have had positive experiences. Being with a great group of ladies who work as hard as they do only motivates me to also work hard to show that I will not disappoint them (especially my boss who worked hard to get me a position in Germany to begin with).
At the moment, there is not very much I can do. I have to wait for a certain training to happen before I can start my four week training. However, in the meantime, I have used my skills of always finding things that I can do 🙂