I started a new job a few weeks ago, and from a work perspective I am enjoying things very much.
However, a number of the people in my team are really starting to grind me down due to their constant narrow-minded comments and attitudes. For example, they have made a number of racist comments despite the fact that there is a guy sat near us of Asian origin who I'm sure would be able to hear what they are saying. Also, today they were in the middle of one of their routine 'gay-joke' sessions when the guy from the other end of the office, who is openly gay, walks over to deliver some files. Not sure if he heard the comments.
If there was only one person saying all this cr@p then I'd completely ignore them but as there are a few of them it's more difficult and I've found that I'm cutting myself off from most of my colleagues, which isn't good from a work perspective. I also get the feeling that the knives would be out if I 'dared' to confront them about it, the women especially seem to like nothing more than to have a good b!tch behind people's backs.
Other than look for another job, which I really don't want to do, what else can anyone suggest so that they don't irritate me as much?
Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.