Can karaoke really
get me a raise?
Should I socialize with the people at work?
am convinced that I once got a nice raise (the very next
work day!) because I went singing with the boss and
other administrators. In some cultures, after work
socialization is very important (it is in ours too -
Because of the great cultural divide, it is quite useful
to socialize with your coworkers - on their terms and in
their ways - to help them get to know you. Make an
effort and actually sing if asked. BTW, nobody cares if
you sing well, it's only that you make the effort! And,
once you do it a few times, you'll love it!
Socializing with Coworkers?
not? You did back home, didn't you? I know most of my
long-term friends are people I met at one workplace or
another - and that is even more true now.
it just to be polite. But also be open to finding some
careful, however, of getting sloppy drunk or becoming
too familiar with members of the other sex until you
know your coworkers a bit better - and the culture a bit
better. You don't want to start off on the wrong
get out there and SING!