Wanted to share of some of things and need your valuable tips.
Today was my first day at work ,I was excited.. I had worked in India in reputed institutions but this was the first time in USA. I happened to find out that all my colleagues are non- Indians. It doesn't mean I am against to it.. today it was staff meeting where in they had arranged potluck party during lunch time.. I am Brahmin and strict vegetarian.. every food item was non vegetarian... so I had to eat my own lunch where I had bought(vegetable bath) :(.. I felt left out... they were discussing about Christmas party.. I felt clueless for some of the ideas they were sharing.. I am very talented in my field but I fear if culture becomes a barrier for communication and interpersonal skills?
I understand working in an office which comprises people of different countries and varied may offer challenges and also then typical home-bred attitudes may not find favor in global office corridors.
Can you all share your experience if you happened to face similar things?
Tips and suggestions please.