I love starting work with a new company. One of the things I enjoy most about a new job is meeting and getting to know new people. It’s very much in my character to thrive in these types of situations.
One of the things that never ceases to intrigue me is that sooner or later, some people take it upon themselves to give me additional background information on their colleagues I’ve met, or am about to meet. They have a feeling that I need to have my expectations set about certain people. Sadly, for the most part, this tends to be a negative opinion. So I listen to their opinions about their workmates’ work ethics, or social capability, and try to understand how they came to this impression.
Then I do my very best to forget everything they have just told me. When I do meet or work with the person in question, Continue reading