You never know who you will meet at your workplace, and you don’t know if you will get along well with those people. Most of the time, I hear stories about backstabbing in offices and enormous jealousy among colleagues.
People are fighting to get where they want to go at work, and they play different mind games to get what they want. They don’t care if they will hurt their colleague’s feelings, and they move on until they reach their ultimate goal.
But, on the other hand there are colleagues who are everything you could ever dream off. They are there to support you when you need it, to be the shoulder you can cry on, and to encourage you to try new things. And that is exactly what my colleagues are.
They are more than that. They are my best friends, my other family and my greatest support. And here are some proven reasons why work friends are the best friends you can ever wish for.
1. They know how you feel by just looking at you
When you have a good relationship with your work friends, they somehow learn a lot about you. They constantly learn about your life, and that’s why they know you so well. So, if you are not feeling okay, they will know it by just one look at you.
And that will be enough for them, so they will come and hug you, and ask if you need some help. And I must admit that in a cruel world like this, it is really important to have individuals like that. It is so nice when people care, right?
2. They know what kind of coffee you like
Is there a better thing than a cup of hot coffee as soon as you enter the office? I don’t think so. So, having a friend at work who knows your taste and who wants to spoil you on your bad days is everything you could wish for.
People you work with know things about you that you didn’t tell them about, but since they love you, they want to get to know you as much as they can. And they learn them by watching your actions and listening to your opinions about anything. And those are friends you should be thankful for.
3. They always have your back
Friends at work will always have your back, and that is what matters the most. When there is some debate in the office, they will make sure that you are involved and that you can give your opinion about the important things.
Also, they won’t do anything until they hear what you have to say, and they will discuss any potential problems with you. They are someone who will push you forward and open up your eyes in different ways just so you could be happy in the end.
4. They are your second family
When you spend 8 hours a day with people, it is not so hard to get attached to them. During that time you go on lunches, coffee breaks, and you talk about the things that happen in your life. They tell you about their lives, and you tell them about your life as well.
If you can’t solve each other problems, you make sure to listen because that is sometimes the best you can do for someone. They are always by your side no matter what happens, and if someone does you harm, they are ready to rip their head off. That’s how much they love you!
5. They know your darkest secrets
People you work with are far more than that. They are people who listen to all you say, who give you advice and who pray for your well-being. You can tell them your darkest secrets and know that they will be safe with them. It means they will take them to their graves because blabbing to someone else about you is not an option.
You can always count on those people to help you with anything, and you know that a simple ‘thank you’ will be enough to thank them for everything they do for you. They are like your guardian angels, and the world wouldn’t be the same if they were not a part of it.
6. You can gossip together
This is one of the best things about work friends! You can gossip with them, and you know that nobody will find out about that. You can talk about things that happen in the office and about your boss. You will probably laugh a lot during this process, and you will look mean, but you know that you are not actually like that and that you sometimes need something like this to shake the stress away.
When you are surrounded with people like that, you won’t like Fridays because you won’t be able to see them until Monday. But you also know that a new week will bring a new saga and that you will kickass all that paperwork together!
7. You can fight with them, but they will forgive you for everything
When you work with people, it is normal that there will be times when you won’t get along. Sometimes your colleague will want one thing, and you will want the opposite. And that is completely normal. You will fight a lot, but you will hug and kiss each other even more. That is all a normal process in every job, so you shouldn’t feel bad about it.
The most important thing is that you know there are no hard feelings and that as soon as you fight with them, you will make up with them. Good friends at work never hold grudges because that is not an atmosphere they can work in. They will rather have a constructive talk every time you don’t get along and go for a drink after work to forget all about it.