Maybe this is common at most workplaces, but I find working hours to be so much longer and less fun because most of the communication between my boss and us are just about work. I have been in the team for almost 2 years. We never had any team lunch or team events. Even worse, for the past 2 X'mas parties, my boss never showed up and I was the only person in my team who attended.
As a new employee I really had difficulties meeting others at the firm because my boss did not introduce me to them. Throughout all the time, I do get the feeling that my boss would prefer the way as is instead of making the environment more fun.
I am really thinking about leaving the firm now because I think the atmosphere is getting depressing and this just generate negative energy. What are your thoughts?