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Everyone knows work wives are vital. They lighten the mood, they listen to you when you are in desperate need of a venting session on short notice, and they help you figure out a way to manage when your workload is overwhelming. But is your work wife "the one," or is she just a casual companion to gossip with when the going gets tough? In celebration of National BFF Day next Friday, we're sharing our best tips for determining if your office confidante is in it for the long haul or if she's just a close colleague. Here's what you need to know!
She's Happy to Lend a Hand
If your potential office bestie joins you for a chat by the coffee machine but is never willing to lend a hand, she may not be your office soulmate. But if she's always available for a laugh or a sob session, she's in it for more than just the occasional catch-up session. Believe it.
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She Weighs In on Your "Sex Date" Outfit
An office friend may know your evening plans include a date with someone who works for another company within the building. But your work wife — especially the fashion-forward among them — will make sure you don't go on a "sex date" in a subpar outfit, as
Scarlet assistant Sutton does for staff writer Jane when she scores a date with a male sex writer, Ryan.
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She'll Assist in the Name of Journalism
An office friend may help you google a difficult-to-find source. An office bestie, on the other hand, like the intrepid social media director Kat, helps you retrieve a lost yoni egg when you're trying to channel your inner
Gwyneth Paltrow or will come over to help you research your latest article about relationships.
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She Procures Your Favorite Office Snacks
A work friend asks if she can pick you up anything when she heads to the cafeteria. A work wife knows your 3 p.m. slump is best fixed by trendy doughnuts or 11 tortilla chips and three scoops of the spicy guac on taco Tuesday, and she brings it to you without a mention when she slips away for an afternoon coffee.
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She Stalks You Like a Lone Wolf — in a Good Way
If your office bestie cares enough about you to pull up your coordinates on her smartphone if you go dark, she's a keeper. Jane and Kat locate Sutton using a smartphone app and discover she is post-slumber party with her executive love interest, Richard — and they do this because they CARE. That's an office bestie for life. A simple office friend, however? She'll just catch up with you on Monday on the way to your all-hands meeting on the three-minute commute to the large conference room.
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She Knows About Your After-Here Plans
A casual office mate may know your current professional situation isn't the greatest fit. But your work wife knows your second interview for your dream job in another branch of the organization is happening this week — and loans you her get-that-gig necklace to wear as a good-luck charm.
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