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Work Friends ? Guide to Relating to Others in the Workplace
Different corporate cultures offer varied opportunities to form friendships at work. So to ease the transition, we've created a guide to the new, "not-lowered-just-different" expectations of friendship in the post-college workplace.
You don't have to go bar-hopping on the weekends with your coworkers; in other words, work friends don't have to be outside-of-work friends.
So to ease the transition, we've created a guide (for you and her) to the new, "not-lowered-just-different" expectations of friendship in the post-college workplace.
Work Hard, Play Hard
The real transition you need to make in such a scenario is to remember that just because your company culture is collegial doesn't mean that you can act the same way you did back in your fraternity basement. Have fun, but remember your professional etiquette. Warns one 25-year-old editor, "I once told a questionable story to a coworker in the office cafeteria. Just as the story reached its climax, a female coworker walked in and showed her displeasure that we were having such a conversation. I realized that I was with coworkers now, not friends."
I'm Not in Kansas Anymore
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