...but why are my work colleagues so reluctant to make jokes about me ( not that i want them to) i'll explain what i mean. Where i work the employees are seperated into permanant and temporary workers, i use to be a perm but left and came back as a temp, anyway the perms love to take the piss out of the temps...for being temps in a friendly way. when someone makes a joke about temp workers and i'm in their presence either before or after the joke they will say to me and me only " i don't mean you though lee". Why do they do this? Do they feel sorry for me? they shouldn't because they don't know enough about me to do so. Are they scared of me? hardly, i look a bit like a girl and i'm not aggressive, not even a tiny bit in work. They respect me too much? if this was the case then that means they respect me more than anyone in the warehouse because they take the piss out of everyone, i just can't see that being true. and i know they know i won't cry about it or make a complaint. for example today, someone said "when they employ blue arrow staff" he then looked at me and said "this obviously doesn't include you lee" and then made the joke, now to me this sounds like he has made a joke about me in the past and i've reacted badly to it, which isn't true, so now he makes clear that the joke is not about me even though the joke is about a group of people that i'm associated with, maybe i'm just being paranoid and i should be grateful that they arn't making jokes about me, but he is not the only one to do this almost everyone who makes a joke about a group of people i'm associated with make it clear to me that i'm excluded from the joke.... ....strange.