I did some contract work for a distributed team that looked and felt like it was one of those organizations I have dreamed could and should exist where engineers come together for certain tasks depending on the contract (flat organization), but the reality seems to be something else (hierarchy).
While it seems like many contractors like myself have been hired for contracts here and there, they have a core team and it seems thats all that matters.
Supposedly, a company culture is supposed to be built around Slack channels, but doesn't happen. Heck I was more involved in the Slack channel than the core team that is currently still getting paid.
I keep in touch, I wish everyone well for the holidays, but I am feeling like a third wheel. The owner responds when I say hello, but I feel like he does it to just be professional.
Should I continue to bother keeping in touch?