OK to be friends with colleagues?

on Jan 13, 2014 , 11:20 am
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I've worked in the TV news industry and the hours are so bad that I landed up making some of my best friends at work. After all who else would be off on the same day in the middle of the week as me? Who else understood the pressures of working in the media? So I was always hanging out with my colleagues. 

The down side of that is that your personal and professional life is the same. In most offices people just work and don't really hang out with their colleagues outside office. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Can there be genuine friendships made at work? Or are their too many insecurities among colleagues to actually result in friendship?
Zeyaalam
GOOD THING THAT.
on Jan 14, 2014 , 04:54 pm
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Abcd1
no harm till your personal interest clashes
on Jan 14, 2014 , 09:44 am
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Mk Rao
If you friendship remains unchanged even after the pay revision date then you are with good friend.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 06:42 pm
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Subrahmanya Bhat
Depends on you what type of friendship you develop and with whom. Every coin has two sides except the coin used in Jay in Sholay.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 04:21 pm
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Ekta Talwar
Its very important to have friends in life and it really doesn't matter if they are from work or outside work.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 04:04 pm
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Monika Rawal
Well, if you are really lucky, you can find some of the best and greatest friends at work... and of course, there's nothing wrong in being friends with them at work and even post office hours.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 12:50 pm
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Syed Mazher Mohiuddin
It is not ok because after fully enjoying for some time you will be the one to level rape charges against your so called best friends
on Jan 13, 2014 , 12:33 pm
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Shashikaanthb.s. Balepura
It depends on what u share with your friends, some have a habit of sharing everything which can lead to some problems, friendship is good when you are working, otherwise life has no meaning at all, many are occupied with so much work, they do not want to hang out, it depends from person to person. Friendship is also about trust as u end up sharing lots of things, many a things you would not have shared even with your parents.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 12:24 pm
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Nivedita Gupta replies to Shashikaanthb.s. Balepura
You never know. Your office friends might just become your friends for life.
on Jan 13, 2014 , 04:02 pm
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