Working and conforming

Working and conforming - "Working &...

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When starting a new job it is common to be nervous and want to fit in  with your other coworkers. Additionally, people also tend to be very  nervous around their bosses or supervisors and want to make a good  impression on them. As we were discussing the importance of finding  a job that provides a desirable workplace and organizational culture, I  thought of an episode of Friends I watched recently. In this episode,  Rachel gets a new job in the fashion industry and wants to fit in with  her boss and coworker, both of whom smoke cigarettes. Rachel doesn't  smoke, but she wants these people to like her, so she tries to pick up a  smoking habit. I think this concept relates to our class discussion of not forcing a job  if it isn't the right fit for you. We were reminded in our discussion that  we have some power as potential employees and that we shouldn't  accept our first offer if it isn't the right one. In this example, Rachel  definitely does not feel empowered and it seems that she is just  desperate for the job to work out and for her colleagues to accept her. 
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