When & where do you draw the line?

Friends in the workplace.

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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 08 February 2010 - 07:42 AM

No Problem here, we have office party all the time, every friday from 16:00 onwards free drinks at the bar at our office, in all 3 branches...

Once that is finished, sometimes afterwards we all go to the pubs/clubs...

But no one wants to do more than that, they all have had enough of each other for a week and want to enjoy their weekends....I guess thats ok, since i would not want to see them either...
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:27 AM

View PostTheaegd, on 07 February 2010 - 08:21 AM, said:

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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 09 February 2010 - 01:49 PM

From a guy who's never actually done any coorporate work; why is it bad to make friends with your co-workers?

I would think having friends at work makes time go by easier and you have more fun at your job. Is this a bad assumption?
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:55 PM

Sure it can help it go by faster. But as long as it all stays at work its fine. It's when stuff starts happening outside that it gets wierd. Especially with people above you because you never know how to act or if one of yall screws the other over if it will reflect the relationship at work.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:53 PM

With superiors, I agree. But what about same-tier coworkers? Why wouldn't you want to hang out if you are good friends? Maybe it's an North American thing.

Here in South America, it's customary to grab a few beers after work or whatnot, only if you are good friends though logically.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 10 February 2010 - 02:06 PM

View Poststapia.gutierrez, on 09 February 2010 - 02:53 PM, said:

With superiors, I agree. But what about same-tier coworkers? Why wouldn't you want to hang out if you are good friends? Maybe it's an North American thing.

Here in South America, it's customary to grab a few beers after work or whatnot, only if you are good friends though logically.

I work in a very friendly office and we're pretty much all friends. Except for the temps. We pick on them. But seriously, I know the owner of the company, am friends with the supervisors, the IT guy, and the programming director. Actually, my wife and I actually had dinner with the programming directors husband when we all just happened to be in Paris at the same time. Some of my peers are my best buds, and if a shift lets off early, you will find all of us at a local bar drinking together in about 20 mins. And our productivity suffers not one bit.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 13 February 2010 - 01:34 PM

View Postxor-logic, on 10 February 2010 - 03:06 PM, said:

I work in a very friendly office and we're pretty much all friends. Except for the temps. We pick on them. But seriously, I know the owner of the company, am friends with the supervisors, the IT guy, and the programming director. Actually, my wife and I actually had dinner with the programming directors husband when we all just happened to be in Paris at the same time. Some of my peers are my best buds, and if a shift lets off early, you will find all of us at a local bar drinking together in about 20 mins. And our productivity suffers not one bit.


Sounds like a small company in a small town to me. Get into a corporate setting where everybody is vying for everybody else's job and literally not even your friends are your friends and they would eat your lunch.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:43 AM

I have found it very rewarding being best friends with the people you work with, but perhaps it is because I have been friends with my co-workers as long as I can recall. We work together because we like each other, and we have similar passions to aspire, and make a difference in the world.

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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:49 AM

I think that it depends on what the company is like.

If it's a mom and pop shop, things are probably really friendly.

But if the company is going south or is very competitive there will be less sharing of employees personal lives for fear that another employee would use that against them.

Or the people you work with smell funny.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:07 PM

I found no problem with being friends with co-workers. You just have to know how to seperate personal business with professional business.
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Re: When & where do you draw the line?

Posted 28 February 2010 - 06:42 AM

Hello I am new here and interested to make fun and share thought with friends of this forum. Thanks.
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