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I'm Asking: Do You Have a Work BFF?

I'm Asking: Do You Have a Work BFF?

While it's important to maintain certain boundaries between your work life and personal life, fostering a friendship with a co-worker is a healthy way to improve the daily grind.

It's not always professional (or easy) to become bosom buddies with co-workers you work directly with, but being friends with fellow employees from other departments offers many rewards — from having someone to vent to, having a steady lunch date to having someone who can help you when you have a question or feel lost. Do you have a work BFF that you turn to when you need a laugh, help or a shoulder to lean on?

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sharshar sharshar 8 years
Yes. Work BFFs are so much better than office cliques!
MsWalton MsWalton 8 years
I definitely love my work-sister. If it weren't for her, those 8 hours a day would be pure hell.
130k 130k 8 years
Yes! I would have lost my sanity long ago if it wasn't for her.
bushra bushra 8 years
i wish! i do however have an office person who lately thinks it is fun to bait me about every thing i do, booking leave etc. i could scream!
Advah Advah 8 years
Jup, but it's great that she's in another department a floor below mine. That way we work with the same people but not directly. I've felt so much better since she started working here, it's great to have someone to call to when you feel like letting off some steam!
yellowshoe yellowshoe 8 years
I DID, until we had a bit of a personal spat recently and now she is taking it out on me at work... ugh. My lesson learned: be cordial and friendly with coworkers, but you do NOT need to become best friends with them!
HeidiMD HeidiMD 8 years
I am work-close with everyone I work with, but my best friend is a nurse in the same hospital as I am, which is fun. Our schedules don't always coincide, but when they do, I love it. It's also fun to be on call with him working the night shift.
Row-D Row-D 8 years
Work husbands. If it weren't for them, I would melt into a heaping mass of nerves...
absolutromantic absolutromantic 8 years
I did have a work BFF... until he got let go last week due to layoffs.
esmerb esmerb 8 years
i have a couple and some are even my real life BFs!
Taadie Taadie 8 years
Ive damn near got 3. It can be weird sometimes but mostly its awesome.
Court003 Court003 8 years
Nope, but if I did I know it would make this job a lot better!
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I wish I did right now but I don't. I think that is part of the reason I am so miserable in my current position our office is really small and our boss pits everyone against eachother. This is one time that I am looking forward to being unemployed as of November 1st. The economy may be crap but I am interviewing and should have something to the pay the bills that is stable and much better benefits!
psterling psterling 8 years
I had a work bff at my old company and we still chat all the time but I don't have anyone at my current company that I can go to. That said, I love my co-workers.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I did and then she decided to leave the company but we still text almost every day, it's weird without her in the office, we helped each other stay sane in this screwed up company.
tcd4ever tcd4ever 8 years
Yes, they keep you grounded and happier.
millarci millarci 8 years
Yes! And she's awesome! :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Yes, I totally do and she's also my work-wife, like Martini Rossi above. We do lots of wifey things together, like make sandwiches for lunch, etc. In fact, our co-workers in the department call us the bickering old couple.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
I work with my husband, so that would be him, I am the only woman besides the secretary and the men are well men...
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Not yet. I've only been at a new place for a month. But, at my last job I had a bunch of friends. One in particular and it really does help to have someone to vent to and laugh with.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
Not really. I have a couple coworkers that I socialize with more than others, but only in the office and I wouldn't really call them "friends" at all.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
at my last job i definitely had a friend that was a bit closer to me than the others - we went on trips together, hung out and all that - but it came to bite me in the butt since our bosses started to feel like we were so close that if one got something then the other had to and that kind of impeded on my promotion and that wasn't fair (which kind of lead to my decision to leave the agency). now i kind of like to keep my distance at work from people. i talk to my asst a lot - but i don't really bond with her or anyone for that matter.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
Yes! My best friend actually works at the same place as me :D So I'm lucky that my BFF is my work BFF too!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
yes, shes my work-wife.
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