Do people at work say "good morning" or "goodbye" to each other? Is conversation allowed at all?
I have a friend who has a relatively new job (been there since last summer), and where she works apparently people just don't talk to one another. She mentioned that while grocery shopping she was watching the cashiers, and thinking that though they probably only make $9 / hour at least they are laughing and talking to one another.
If you work in an office, what is it like where you work?
(I feel bad for her... she's there for the money, but obviously not enjoying it.)