Some people wake up dreading the fact that they have to go to work, but what if you went to work to actually meet up with your friends? Even better, what if your friends worked with you? I found some of my best friends at work and the truth is, it wasn’t as hard as you might think. Here’s how to make it happen!
WORK CAN BE PLAY
Whether you work in an office, shoe store, pizza place, or anything in between, you and your coworker both decided to work for the same business for a reason. With just a little mingling or small talk, you can easily find out what made them start working at the same place as you. Conversations can spiral from there, but it’s an even better idea to arrange some time together. It can be as simple as walking over a cup of coffee to their desk for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or you can make plans to eat lunch together. Easy as that!
AN INVITATION FOR COLLABORATION
I would never suggest talking poorly about your boss, a fellow coworker, or a project you’re working on, but talking productively about these topics can snag you a new best friend. Your work vina is someone you can bounce ideas off of. Discussing how to handle a sticky situation or what your vina thinks of it can be extremely beneficial to you. Listening to your work friend and her concerns may also open up other ideas for you to be more productive or even happier at work!
BUSINESS = PLEASURE
The golden rule is never to mix business with pleasure, and it’s true. Once you and your work vina establish a comfortable ground of friendship, it’s imperative that you set boundaries. If you work in a position that holds command, you need to let your work friend know when it’s strictly business and not about the friendship. Once, I had to terminate my best friend’s employment. We didn’t talk for a few days, and I messaged her asking if she was OK and if we were still friends. She said, “just because we don’t work together doesn’t mean we aren’t best friends.” Having the security of a good friendship will make your job a lot easier. Friends can be found in the least likely places, but never rule out the workplace. Sure going to work every day can be a drag, but having a work vina that becomes your best vina is truly satisfying!
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