Show people like any other people have their cliques, it's life. It's not uncommon for it to take a person 3 or 4 seasons before they are really "in".
We see so many people come and go over the years that it takes a few seasons to really notice a person. In the beginning you just hang with the people you work with pretty much, mostly your own crew, long time Carnies will rarely notice you.
If you are a game agent you may only hang with them the first couple years, as time wears on and after a number of seasons you become accepted by a wider range of people on the lot, it's just the way it works.
Most new people don't make it past the first season, the one's that do usually don't make it past the second. If you make it to the fourth, you're a Carny.
Some people on the lot are first, second, or third generation Carnies. It takes a few years to really get any respect...such is life.
It never ceases to amaze me how many 2nd and 3rd year people will exaggerate how long they have been out.
2 seasons becomes 5.....5 becomes 7, and so on.
Pay your fucking dues, we did.