Hi all: I am a p/t aide in 2nd grade floating between self-contained and gened classrooms. I am generally v. friendly and get along with everyone. However, in my 3 years of working as an aide in the school, there are some teachers who won't make small talk or even smile when I enter the room in the morning and I work in their rooms! I know teachers are busy and am time before kids enter the room is a very precious time. But these same teachers will smile and talk to other aides in the classroom - so I am wondering is it me or something else? They will barely say hi in the hallway and only talk to me if they need to give me instructions, I am originally from India and I do have an accent but I have been in this school for 3 years and everyone knows me by sight. I am bothered only because I see some aide- teacher relationships so friendly and they are friends on FB, hang out after school etc. These aides have also been around only 3 years but are f/t. We had pie day on 3/14 and I wanted to go in the faculty room to taste some pies but I felt nobody would talk to me for the 5 minutes I'd be eating a pie slice, so I did not go. There have been other similar situations. If I sub in the afternoon, I feel awkward sitting with other teachers in the faculty room to eat lunch. They are already in a cozy group. Thank you so much for any feedback. I do feel a stab of jealousy when I see aides-teacher gossiping in lowered voices!!!