Coworkers



  •  Do you get a long with all your coworkers?  Is there one or more that you just do not like?  Why dont you like them?



  •  Yes it is important for team building to get everyone to like everyone.



  • @Angelface said:

     Do you get a long with all your coworkers?

    No.

    @Angelface said:

    Is there one or more that you just do not like? 
     

    More.

    @Angelface said:

    Why dont you like them?

     

    Because they are not yet dead.

     



  •  Wow that is something there^!  Are you easy to get along with?



  •  When he has taken the right food and right dosage of all medicines prescribed, he is.

     

    @Angelface said:

     Wow that is something there^!  Are you easy to get along with?

     

     



  • @Angelface said:

     Do you get a long with all your coworkers?  Is there one or more that you just do not like?  Why dont you like them?

    When I first started working in the IT industry (mid-1990's) I tried to be friends with everyone. As the years have gone by I have realised I don't have to be friends with someone in order to work well with them. I get along with everyone in my team to a greater or lesser extent and of the 20 or so people I work with I would have coffee on company time with all of them and a pint on my own time with one or two.



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    I get along with everyone in my team to a greater or lesser extent and of the 20 or so people I work with I would have coffee on company time with all of them
    Of the 100 or so I deal with on a (semi-)regular basis, I'd make a couple of exceptions

    ...and a pint on my own time with one or two.
    Unless it was under 'duress' (company party, occasional after-work drink with a select few) that number for me would be zero. I prefer to keep my work life and social life separate.

    In my whole working career (spanning a couple of industries) I've probably willingly drink with about 5 of them, and that's probably because I knew most of them socially anyway before I started working with them/they started working with me.


  • @PJH said:

    I prefer to keep my work life and social life separate.

    That's fair enough. My situation is probably a bit different in that I moved from England to Australia when I was in my mid-30's. In such an environment the ex-pats tend to congregate.

    Saying that, I have always worked away from where I grew up so I have been more amenable to making friends at work as I had no existing ones in the area



  • @RTapeLoadingError said:

    When I first started working ... I don't have to be friends with someone in order to work well with them.

    FTFY. Any industry. I guess that IT has the whole "revenge of the nerds" thing happening, so the ego can come out without jocks beating us down anymore.

    @RTapeLoadingError said:

    a pint on my own time with one or two.

    There is one workmate I have that we have done some activities outside work, but mostly between his child and my children. Birthday parties etc. There was beer involved. And sometimes our small team might leave early on a Friday afternoon to the pub for a "meeting".


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