Office politics can weigh heavily on the dynamics of friendships fostered in the workplace. Depending on your roles at the company, competition and jealousy over a promotion can jeopardize friendly ties with a co-worker — even if you thought you were BFFs.
As a good rule of thumb, it's always best to approach friendships at the office cautiously, but in many cases, co-workers easily become fast friends since they have so much in common. Still, despite coffee breaks and lunch dates, camaraderie at work doesn't always last. Many bonds formed within the confines of the office can be transient and easily threatened with a major — or even minor — shift in the office makeup. Layoffs and terminations, promotions, and even, an office affair are all things that have wreaked havoc on once-fond office friendships. So, tell me, have you ever had an office friendship go awry?
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