Clique Here

I’m really into fears, phobias and compulsive disorders. People suffer from so many and it makes me feel a little sad, but relieved. At one time I shared with you that I used to be a kleptomaniac. Well, I also HAD compulsive lying syndrome! Long story short…I was a poor kid and wanted other kids to think I was just like them….Mom, Dad, parents with jobs, no free school lunches, no food stamps (sure wish they had swipe cards back then), station wagon…the whole works! Basically; I wanted to fit in and live what I perceived as normal.

Do things really change when we grow up? Do we still want to fit in especially as it pertains to our work place? A survey conducted by the website Health.com revealed that more than 85 percent of poll participants observed cliques where they work. Most survey respondents viewed workplace cliques negatively. In fact, 66 percent had, at one time or another, felt excluded by the “in-crowd.”

I’m pretty sure I belong to a clique at work! If you work with me, you can probably guess who they are…RB, SH, SM, AB….Are we a cool clique? Are we perceived as villainous cliquers? Or…maybe they are only in “my” clique because I sign their paycheck!  UGH!

Now that I think about it, we have a lot of cliques at the office…

The Happy Hour Clique
The Smokers Clique
The Single Parents Clique
The Eating Raw Leaves and Nuts Clique (only one member)
The Christians Clique
Teresa Has Made You Cry Clique

The Xanax Clique
The Right-Wing Republican Clique (by way of email)
I’m Afraid When Brenda Calls Me Into Her Office on Friday at 3pm Clique

The Healthy Work-out Clique
The Posey Goes Into Your Office Clique

Marlene’s Clique (you know who they are)
The “Climbing the Corporate Ladder” Clique
The Millennial Clique
The Mom’s Scrapbooking Clique
Let’s Dump on Career Services Clique

The Social Media Clique
The Blogger’s Clique
The Admissions v. Financial Aid Clique
The Scared of Ivan Clique
The Las Vegas “Conference” Clique
The Softball Team Clique
The Nymphomaniacs Clique (membership application please)

LOL….I gotta go…

20 Comments

  1. Mikala on September 30, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    LOL this is hilarious and so true! I love it!

  2. Lisa S on September 30, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    This makes me kind of sad, I don’t really belong to any of those cliques…sigh…although I am a Christian, Posey has entered my office, and I did play on the softball team. LOL! I think my personal favorite is the scared of Ivan clique. Bahaha!

    • Teresa Knox on September 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      You belong to the special people’s click. it just didn’t sound that cool…

  3. Angela Perry on September 30, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Love this one 🙂

  4. Sara Harper on September 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    LOL—I loved this. It worries me that I belong to several of these. And, I promise–no one is in your clique just because you sign their paycheck! Working for you is unique because you are the first person I’ve worked for that I would actually like hanging out with after hours.

  5. Amanda on September 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    This had me laughing out loud. Every one of these is true. The one about Posey is my favorite!

  6. Anita Berna on September 30, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    AB? Hey! That’s my initials, but I didn’t know I was in a clique with you Teresa! OH, oh, I just remembered, Amanda has the same initials. That excitement didn’t last long. I do fit into some of the cliques listed above, so I guess I AM in a clique after all. LOL

    • Teresa Knox on September 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Anita, you are in my clique!

      • Anita Berna on October 1, 2010 at 9:01 pm

        Aw chucks; thank you Teresa. You’re awesome. Thank you for everything 😉

  7. Ronnie on September 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    This is fantastic, I love it. I happen to be a member of several, most prominently the “scared of Ivan clique”. My damage transcends just the emotional boundaries lol…

  8. Greg on September 30, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Always entertaining to read your blogs Teresa. Thankfully I’m part of one of the coolest cliques outside of work, Ft Knox Rocks!!!

  9. Jennifer Hubbard on September 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    You forgot the Awesome Clary Retail clique!!! I love this clique except the fact that Mikala isn’t there anymore! 🙁

  10. Heather Klinker Ryon on September 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I’m jealous I don’t think I belong to any. O wait I am scared of Ivan. Bahahah. Don’t really know why though. Ronnie we need to set up clique meetings at clary. Hahaha. And Tresea I love this one.

    • Teresa Knox on September 30, 2010 at 9:42 pm

      LOL! you crack me up, Heather!

  11. Jon Cobb on September 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    I understand where you are coming from because I come from a family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Tried to hide my free school lunches. Wore hand me downs. Tried to make it seem like my parents were normal and not alcoholics.
    No matter how old we get or where we go, there will always be cliques.
    Only question I have is how do I meet those involved in the last clique on your list? LOL!!

  12. Sara on October 1, 2010 at 8:36 am

    I’m starting the “I’ve Worked at All 3 Campuses” Clique!

  13. Leonda on October 1, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Best one yet. I too was laughing out loud, and belong to several of these and would like to belong to others. @Jon, Thursday night bibke study.

  14. Rebecca on October 1, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    This was great!!! I can tell you one thing…we are not in your clique because you sign our paychecks!!! I love it and definitely would not have it any other way! I was never in a clique during my school years (I was the one that never quite fit in anywhere), so I actually feel pretty cool that I am in a few of the listed ones!! Great Blog!

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