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Grace Wilson
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Aren't people always competing with each other? And even if you can genuinely care and be happy for someone else to move up, what if you get mad with each other and then you have to see that person every day? I have a friend who is dealing with a situation right now, with one of her work friends. They got mad at each other because my friend told her coworker friend that she needed to leave her boyfriend. Apparently the boyfriend is bad news to begin with, everybody knows it and my friend was just trying to be honest and protective. Well, the work friend got mad and pretty much told her to mind her own business and now it's super awkward between the two and the rest of their coworkers. This is because they were known as their job's besties, inseparable. So, can you be friends with people at work? Is that a no-no? How do you go about dealing with any type of work relationship? #advice #workfriends

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Cafe Worker Mostly Coffee Shop at Wegmans

Yes it’s very diverse where I’m working and many different personalities

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I believe God places people together for a reason. My husband and I met one another through work, I was a programmer and he worked in computer operations the rest is history. I met another close friend of mind while working on a project for the past 2 years and we had coffee every morning with one another. Having coffee actually turned into chatting after work on the phone and we've been doing that on a weekly basis when we are in need of a friend or to catch up. It's a wonderful business relationship that has grown into a friendship which continues forward as we both have much in common.

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I don't think it's a no-no. You spend more time with coworkers than your own family, it's hard to keep everything closed up all the time

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Gary Raduenz
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If your good friends yes you can work together if problems come up you should be able to work out any disagreement. If not maybe you were not as good of friends then you thought.

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Experiencesenior Frontend Engineer at Tacchi Studios

It is a common occurrence in social life. I think after some time, everything will work out.

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People may act like their your coworker buddy but believe me they are not! Companies pick their favorite people when promoting up in the companies and it's never going to be cause your or your coworker buddy are good friends and hard workers. If they like you your golden. If not your stuck loading trailers with the rest of us. You can cuddle up to the boss or manager or the managers pets etc but that is only going to piss you off when they glorify those people aka your buddy coworker over you for a promotion. These companies thrive on competition between low-level employees because they want everyone to try to out work each other in hopes of a promotion that is never happening that way each worker is giving it their all. I will tell the truth. No you can not be friends with coworkers and especially if you are both in the job trying for a promotion. Right when they pick someone who you feel is not deserving of the job you will right then dislike that fact period and the coworker promoted won't give a shit about your friendship. They are not going to step up and say hey i don't work as hard or deserve this promotion, but so in so aka you does, so Give the job to them they deserve it. Yeah 👍

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Mathy Ngalula Kalala
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Yes

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Jack Elliott
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we were alright now we are being. Surrounded

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Scott Nelson
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Don't go around and telling other about someone else's problem mine your own business and you can get alone with anyone

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Kevin Thompson
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Depends? Always be nice and friendly either way. Over time you will make friends if nature leads to that. You having a job or carreer is not to make new friends, that just happens natural. Remember, most friends are from your younger years 18-26 years of age. If you don't have a group of friends by then, don't bother. Remember there is a reason that you wouldn't already have some friends. And it's not everyone else. Look in the mirror, take a deep breath and just do your job.

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