If you don't want to go to work, you call in sick, if you've got a job interview, you sure as hell don't tell anyone.
Oh dear, now all these terrible people are lying behind our backs, quick, further push the distrust and lies, start smashing them back too, or you'll get piled with all the work, or seen as the bad guy.
Seriously, what the shit? This culture we had here grew from trust and teamwork. If no one wanted to lift a finger, and no one wanted to actually do any of the work, we'd be left with a supply of stock that is always going down, less people actually building stuff and eventually, everyone would be fighting to the death for the last loaf of bread.
Surely, not everyone here is like this, but more and more we seem to be getting taught to lie and never to trust, less we become a chump or villian. Do me a favor, see someone you dislike, tell them they suck and you hate them. Got someone you're avoiding? Ignoring their messages? Tell them they're boring as watching paint dry, and that you don't want to be around them. Sure sure, if you don't you'll have them on the bench, but how much would you like to be in the same spot. Come now, you don't want them there, do you tell them this, or do you leave it to doubt, and still complain about them behind their back?
I get a constant supply of people freaking out because they are left to presume that something incredibly vague and obscure is a personal attack. I'll tell someone "Looking at these drawings makes me feel like I'm 17 again" and have the person cry at me about how "Yes, they really are quite patronisingly easy" When what I meant was that they make me reminiss a little about the old days where I was passionate about hand drawing.
You get the idea anyway, anyone else getting this?