My co-workers snub me because I’m tall

Harriette Cole: My co-workers snub me because I’m tall


DEAR HARRIETTE: I feel like I’m having a case of déjà vu. I am a tall person. I don’t really think about it much, but recently I was in a professional setting with a group of co-workers who were all nearly a foot shorter than me. When we were all standing around talking, it was awkward. They were talking to each other and basically ignoring me.

I felt like I was in high school again as the odd girl out. I haven’t had that feeling in years, so it really threw me off. But I know I’m not imagining it. There were about six of them. They were clustered together talking, and I was not part of the group.

I am going to be working with them at my new job, and I want to find a way to bridge the height difference. What do you recommend?

The Tallest One

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