What really makes a place of employment bad is when the workers don't know how to separate work from their personal lives. Everything is all tied in together. I don't know if my place of employment is the rule or the exception, but it is REALLY bad in that regard. The people at my job only know one another. I mean, they are literally everything to each other. Co-workers, friends, extended family (in some cases). They date each other. It's just simply too much. I really wonder if any of them stop and just take a look at their life on the whole and think "my entire existence is centered around this job". I have always been of the belief that work and personal life should be two completely different things. I'm an outsider at my job due to the fact that I never have, nor will I ever under any circumstances have personal dealings with the people there. There is just no need for it. I don't like them as people. I tolerate them for the job's sake, that's it. A lot of those people live right around each other (big surprise) and they are all over at each other's houses all the time. I don't get it. I don't see how they stomach so much of each other, especially given how they act at work. 80-90% of them spend Thanksgiving and Christmas together every year. It just blows my mind.