We don’t all get along with our colleagues and that is why friendships in the workplace are not as common as they should be.
If you think that fooling around with your co-workers during your break is just a distraction at the job, you should perhaps rethink your point of view.
Because having a colleague that makes your life at work easier by chatting and sharing jokes with you is one of the greatest things in life.
And here are 7 reasons why:
1. Good colleagues make work less stressful
Yes, when you have to slave away on the same routine each day, work can get quite annoying. However, when you have great work friends with whom you can share funny stories any time you want, work is never that bad. It can actually become fun and exciting.
2. You never have to spend your lunch break alone
Having a close workmate means that you will always have someone to spend your breaks with, whether it be going for a walk, having a coffee or having lunch together, or just to gossip about your boss or some other tedious people.
3. You know they care about you
They are always by your side when you feel down. They are always there when you need someone to complain about your boss to. They are there when you need someone to hear you out.
4. Good colleagues understand your frustrations
Often it is hard to talk about your work issues with your friends or family because they aren’t intimate with the whole situation.
But your colleagues understand your issues on a personal level.
Furthermore, they know exactly what to do to lift your spirits when you’re at a low point and can also give you solid advice on how to deal with the issues at hand.
5. You most likely have a group chat, which is great
Whether you use it to send funny stuff you found on the web to each other, to gossip, or just message each other about annoying things happening at work, the group chat is always on and never gets boring.
6. Nights out with good colleagues are fire
Of course, joking around and gossiping at the workplace is great, but going out for dinner, to a nightclub or to party is when you actually have an amazing time. This is the time when you realize you’re more than just colleagues.
7. They can even feel like family
It comes as no surprise that your colleagues can start feeling like family to you, considering the fact that you spend at least half of the week with them. Being around a coll co-worker for a long period of time can easily make you become more than just friends. You become family!
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