But, only after five work days, I hear people are already talking behind my back, something I had been very careful to avoid.
One person, who shares the same position as I, asked me to do something, but then after I left work, got me in trouble with my boss for the very thing she told me to do.
Another thing is that I chose to tell two people at work about getting a new apartment (as to not be called in when I moved), but accidentally let slip something about my personal life. A person who I trust told me that seven people had already come up to her to "dish the gossip" (her words, not mine), about my life.
What the bloody he** is going on here?
I had started this new job with the idea that "work people are work people, and they will stay at a distance", and to be friendly, but not try to be friends with everyone. Treat co-workers with respect, but leave it at that.
I had not strayed one bit from this plan. I did my job according correctly, and was very polite and friendly. What could have went wrong?