I am a new immigrant who is an internationally trained Java Developer. Within a couple of months after I arrived, I secured work in my field at a small boutique IT company. I am part of a team of 10 with a project manager and employees from other related professions. Many of the employees are constantly apologizing. This is opposite from the workplace culture that I come from. “I am sorry” seems to be a common phrase. My boss says it is typical Canadian cultural way of communication.
Maybe I too should be apologizing. Am I missing the cues? Please can you guide me with this intercultural communication issue.
Signed: Sorry is never too late (SNL)