Real Friendships with Co-Workers?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 46
1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

bywater :  I woud find it incredibly weird if my manager or a director told us we shouldn’t count each other as friends. That seems a bizarre way to talk to adults.

I met my best friend through work. Made that job more tolerable.

Post # 47
2631 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Two of my closest friends are coworkers from a previous job where we were all interns.  It is 5+ years later and I still see them both very regularly.

However, I do not have any coworkers at my current job that I consider friends.  I think if it works out it works out that you click with people, than that’s good, but if it doesn’t that’s fine too.  Don’t overthink it.

Post # 48
1505 posts
Bumble bee

EllyAnne :  It turned into an EEOC issue because one individual was let go – heard something from one of the “friend” then turned around and said that she had worked in a hostile environment.  The comments came AFTER the individual who was fired was let go.

It was very bizzare, but when litigation is involved – yeah, pita.

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