But they never invite me, I always have to hint that I'd like to join them. I can't decide if that's because they're engineers and not too great at the social skills, or if they'd secretly really like to keep it to their own group?
Maybe I should be better at getting my group to go out. Not all the time, just once a week, like on Fridays. We make it happen like four times a year or something. My group is a little more diverse though... different ages, different personalities. We work together well but we'll never all be friends.
Nah, I feel like I get along with the group next door, I just wish they wouldn't walk right past my desk on their way out without noticing me. I've invited myself along with them enough times that I feel established as a "go out" kinda person, not someone who's too busy or loves eating at her desk.
Oh and of course, deep down, I always wonder if it's because I'm a girl. Yeah I know after eight years I should be over that sort of thing but it's hard to shake.