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    Default Re: can true friends be found at the workplace?

    I have a few good friends from my working place.
    Even my wife and i meet from our work place .
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    It takes 2 hands to clap....

    Everybody wants 'true friendship', but can you also be a 'true friend' to someone? Are you making the first move to befriend someone or are you waiting for someone to come to you?
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    i think is possible, time tells.

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    very difficult lar.. especially when you have to work with your colleagues very closely, conflict will arise.

    when there is mistake or complain, people will point finger at each other(even good friend) to cover their rear.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    very difficult lar.. especially when you have to work with your colleagues very closely, conflict will arise.

    when there is mistake or complain, people will point finger at each other(even good friend) to cover their rear.
    It could be true when both working in same department . My good friends were from different department, coz when work overlap with colleagues **** happen.
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    Default Re: can true friends be found at the workplace?

    There are different type of characters in this world. I wouldn't share too much info with my colleagues, especially I skive to CS during working hours.

    General rule of the thumb,

    1) don't share too much personal info,
    2) don't gossip about other colleagues,
    3) don't make sweeping statements,
    4) don't reveal too much of what you know or don't know.

    These will always come back to haunt you.
    Last edited by ManWearPants; 23rd November 2010 at 08:13 PM.

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    yea, i guess you guys are right. especially when work is overlapping. in the same department etc.

    if there's any hope, i think it's slim. at least for the place i work in. not sure about other places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyfrog View Post
    Yup, I guess there can never be true friends at work. I'm hoping to find some true friends. At the end of the day, whenever self-interest comes to mind, people will just go back to workmate relationship.
    U are right!

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    I have made some friends in the workplace but as to whether they are true friends, remains to be seen. True, it takes two hands to clap but there also has to be genuine interest in that person before becoming friends. Sometimes we can click just by chatting for a while and sometimes even after a number of conversations or even months, the chemistry is just not there, no matter what...

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    the 3 golden rules i stick to...

    see no evil.
    speak no evil.
    hear no evil.

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    My Workplace has so many backstabbing that everyone smiling with a mask on.sheesh.

    I do found a great friend from my previous workplace at that point waiting for NS. We share similar things. He even now got into Photography. lol. 14 yrs of frenship and I can count we only quarrel 5 times but settle the matter a few mins later. He happily married and I'm still flirting with other girls. lol
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    Haiz...work sucks.
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    Most friends you make in the workplace have double-sided faces, not even Photoshop can produce such hypocrites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79 View Post
    Most friends you make in the workplace have double-sided faces, not even Photoshop can produce such hypocrites.
    not that they are double sided face, they just want to protect their own rice-bowl.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    There are different type of characters in this world. I wouldn't share too much info with my colleagues, especially I skive to CS during working hours.

    General rule of the thumb,

    1) don't share too much personal info,
    2) don't gossip about other colleagues,
    3) don't make sweeping statements,
    4) don't reveal too much of what you know or don't know.

    These will always come back to haunt you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_84 View Post
    the 3 golden rules i stick to...

    see no evil.
    speak no evil.
    hear no evil.

    Totally agree with these GOLDEN RULEZ.

    smile when u have to,
    speak when u have to, (speak tactifully dont be too blunt)
    otherwise juz do ur work quietly.

    wad other ppl mind is thinking we do not know & can not read. even old colleagues could have a possibility to betray u.

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    " I do not have permanent friends or foes , only permanent self interest "

    if u watched 台灣龍卷風 .. is all about the above.

    recently it also showed 'money is thicker than blood'
    of cos if u read newspaper is happening in SG too
    Last edited by soeypixels; 28th November 2010 at 03:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    " I do not have permanent friends or foes , only permanent self interest "
    that's very sad.
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    that's very sad.
    my true friend is yusof ishak

    and xmm mollers :P
    Last edited by soeypixels; 28th November 2010 at 03:46 PM.

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    i've got a couple of really good friends from ex-workplace. it is possible to make true friends i believe, depending on each individual's attitude towards the friendship.
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    Default Re: can true friends be found at the workplace?

    I have been to various jobs:

    Civil service - no competition for promotion, easy going, just wait for your time for promotion. Friends are just ordinary friends.

    Company that was down-sizing - far too many staff. Boss dunno who to axe. It was a minefield. No friends, only enemy everywhere. I managed to scoot and find another job fast enough.

    Stagnant company - very routine, very structured, each one got his own role to play, not expecting any promotion or rather, there ain't any corporate ladder to climb. Just get your job done. Good place to be at when you're just a few years before retirement. Found a few good friends here, both male and female.

    I guess it depends very much on the environment, on the ambiance in your office.
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