I’ll start this by saying that no, I can’t just confront whoever started this because due to he-told-her-to-tell-me-to-tell-you -chains, I don’t even know who it is who’s talking shit about me. Regardless, the people don’t like me at my job.
I couldn’t make it into university. Whether that is due to mental illness, a lack of intellect or simply my personal failures as a piece of shit human being who does not deserve joy or happiness is largely irrelevant here. Regardless I still come from a background where that sort of thing was expected, my parents met in university, there are doctors and lawyers in the family, ”what do you want to be when you grow up” has always meant ”which path are you planning to take to success?”
I don’t spend my days moaning, whining and lamenting some glorious future that Could Have Been, that was not the path for me and no amount of bitter grief would change that.
So I work in a factory. I make OK money, I do my job and mind own my business, and work on my personal projects during my breaks, only talking to people if I’m spoken to, but I’ll be polite if I do. Plenty of people that I could swear I’ve never spoken to know me by name.
And apparently people really don’t like me. Saying that I’m pretentious, always pretending to be something better than everybody else, and being theatrical in pretending that my job is way harder than it really is.
There is *one* task I don’t properly know how to do and I’ve repeatedly asked the shift managers to either have someone instruct me how to do it or not make me do it. Being set up to a task I don’t know how to do and no instructions of how to do it is psychological torture, and it’s not in any way reasonable to expect me to know how to do it, do it instantly, correctly and without crying.
That is the only unamiable thing I’ve ever done in the workplace. I don’t know what else I could have done to be so disliked.