I knew within the first week of being hired that this was a mistake. Co-workers don't trust newbies, especially if you are from a bigger city. They really don't trust anyone unless you have been in Bellingham, Washington all your life.
The university is run by a "good ole' boys" club. And the way they did things back in the early 1900's is the way they still do things. Ya, there is a little sarcasm there, but I have good reason to.
You have co-workers telling other employees that they are their boss. When you inform them who the chain of command really is, you are in their cross-hairs.
The pay is low, almost every department has a stench of narcissism and they make sure you don't succeed.