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Depends on a whole load of things: there is no "one solution" that fits everybody and every company.
Suggest a drink after work? Doesn't have to be a "get drunk" session - a quiet beer or two off premises can lower barriers and make it easier to talk about non-work stuff. Take money, expect to buy a round!
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
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I have always found the best way was to take a passive back seat for a couple of weeks before you do anything, except if you see someone wrestling with an issue you know how to solve (or have solved yourself) with me it was Serial Comms, Someone was battling with a RS485 device he had wired as a 422, offered advice showed him the wiring error he made, buddy for life. My theory is people at work are generally OK, but they have their own way of doing stuff for a reason, until you know the reason keep your opinion to yourself. Plus you don't want to be the bosom buddy of the office jerk! been there!
I'm quiet and introverted as well, although I can be a bit more outgoing at work.
What works for me is to just listen in on conversations and just mingle as soon as I get a chance.
Like last week, two people I didn't know yet talked about buying a new monitor and backing up to OneDrive.
I bought two new monitors last year so I just chimed in and said "I can really recommend..., I bought two last year and they work great and the price is good for the quality you get."
From there the conversation went to OneDrive, which I also planned to use.
Other times, like when the conversation is about sports, I just keep quiet, unless people ask me if I'm into sports, at which point I answer them I'm completely totally not into sports.
What may help too is arriving at the office and just starting a random conversation by just throwing something out there... "Commute today was crazy, there was this guy who..." or "Who saw that documentary on TV last night?"
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but people will know who you are and they'll be more inclined to start a conversation with you.
Another good strategy is just standing up at around lunch time and asking, in general, "So who's going out to lunch?"
Maybe it's no one, maybe you make some new friends.
Good luck with your new job and with making some friends!
It seems from the top left it is 's birthday, or is the anniversary of his arrival on this Pale Blue Dot? How long has CP been around, I first found it many moons ago in First post Uni job looking for an accurate way of timing something with precision in VB6! . Some how I managed it...
Last Christmas I played NieR: Automata, one of the best games I've ever played.
The soundtrack is amazing and Weight of the World was already SOTW earlier this year.
This week I found a piano cover.
Not just any piano cover, I think this one is even better than the original piano collections.
This Animenz guy plays anime (and games, apparently) soundtracks on piano.
The melody is still beautiful and this guy adds quite a bit of notes, making it even more impressive.
Meanwhile I'm still struggling with playing slow 8th notes with both hands at the same time