WOW! Negative energy can really do a number on you when you are around it long enough. Someone in the office is miserable and telling me his dilemmas and even tried to pull me into his woe by telling me things someone said about me! Now I’m not perfect, but I am pretty respected in what I do (no matter what job I’m doing) so that gossip didn’t affect me. (remember have high self esteem!) If the negative energy becomes too much LEAVE IT! I had a job once where it was effecting my health and I got out of there. There is no reason why you can’t be happy most of the time!