>My office recently acquired a large group of new employees from another company. I’ve been trying to have an open mind about the whole situation, but the new people seem to be lacking in the social graces department.
Granted, they are probably a bit off kilter from the annexation of their old company.
This one dude, we’ll call him Joe, asked for my help in finding a TPS report form. He didn’t even say “Thank you” when I found it for him. Joe seems to be kind of a sour puss. In the past three days, I have yet to see him crack a smile or make a joke.
The only way to overcome the latent hostility in the office is to have lunch brought in. Food in the office tends to smooth things over.