After I won a fairly prestigious award, faculty within my department pointedly ignored it. However, they are never lack self-congratulations for even the most minor accomplishments. My colleagues are rather cliquey, and have not had the time of day for me since the day I arrived here. Many a time I have tried to start a conversation only to be ignored.
Since we are talking about jealousy this week, my question is: why are departments so much like high school?
Cliques, conformity, jealousy, gossip seem to be the norm!