Recently I am experiencing an awkward situation with my team. We are 10 people, divided in three micro areas. I have daily contact with my direct supervisor and one colleague and we work really well together.
Once per week we attend a general virtual meeting with the others. I notice that there are moments in the meeting when someone clearly looks at the phone and starts smiling and consequently all of them do it. I know some of them are mean: we have a general chat on WhatsApp where they make fun of the appearance and the skill of our HR, or some manager, etc. They act during our meeting in the same way they act when we have a meeting with these people.
So it is clear for me they are laughing at me, maybe because of my face or something I say, etc. I was the last person entering the group, BTW. How can I let them understand that it is not nice of them? Cause if they are really laughing behind my back, after my confrontation things are only going to get worse...but I can’t handle anymore. I feel really underestimated and humiliated.