I don't make many posts in SLR any more ... but I am trying to figure out what happened here with my coworkers! It's more a coworker/friend type relationship problem.
I've been working at my job for just over a year. In my department, there are 4 full time staff and 8 part time staff. I'm part time, and all of us part time staff are around 20 - 24 years old (I'm 22). Two of the part time staff have been working there for over two years, one started at the same time as I have, and everyone else has started even later (aka they are newer than me). It's mainly female although one of the full time staff is male and three of the part time staff are male (I'm female).
So the coworker that started at the same time as me, it was her birthday a couple weeks ago, and she invited all of the part time staff with the exception of me and the one newest part time staff out for drinks for her birthday. So of course, they are all talking about it, but no one asks me if I'm going, invites me, etc. Then of course, a couple days after it, everyone is talking about how much fun they had, etc.
I just don't get why I wasn't invited. It may seem like a petty, high school thing to do, but I finally thought that I was "included" with my coworkers. I mean, we get along great. I love my job, I love my work, and I really do like my coworkers. I just don't understand why I was the only one (with the exception of the one new guy) who was not invited.
I've never really "fit in" anywhere. I don't have a lot of close friends. I have my boyfriend, I'm close with my family, and I have clubbing/drug friends, but not many close friends. I'm a pretty likeable person - I mean no one hates me, lol. Obviously my coworkers don't know about my interest in drugs and whatnot, but I still go out and party, like they do, so I don't know why I wasn't asked.
Any ideas? It kind of feels like I was just excluded, and I don't know why. Did they just forget about me? Did they think I wouldn't want to go? Do they just not like me? It seems kind of immature but I really don't understand.