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*Jaya*

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At this age of cut-throat competition in our work lives, and we as human beings becoming increasingly complex as we grow older - can we really have good friendship with those associated with our work? Most of us do have pleasant and non-work conversations with our colleagues, we do often go out for lunches and dinners together - but can we really call them and trust them completely as friends?

Ur thoughts pls Smile

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 9:31am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Jaya*

At this age of cut-throat competition in our work lives, and we as human beings becoming increasingly complex as we grow older - can we really have good friendship with those associated with our work? Most of us do have pleasant and non-work conversations with our colleagues, we do often go out for lunches and dinners together - but can we really call them and trust them completely as friends?

Ur thoughts pls Smile

if you distribute pedhas to the office when a peer gets promoted.. of course you consider him/her your friend and vice versa...LOL but if you mostly organize send off lunches.. you dont intend making any friends.. as a general rule...LOL

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 9:34am | IP Logged
Originally posted by qwertyesque

if you distribute pedhas to the office when a peer gets promoted.. of course you consider him/her your friend and vice versa...LOL but if you mostly organize send off lunches.. you dont intend making any friends.. as a general rule...LOL

 ROFL ROFL.. 

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 9:38am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Jaya*

At this age of cut-throat competition in our work lives, and we as human beings becoming increasingly complex as we grow older - can we really have good friendship with those associated with our work? Most of us do have pleasant and non-work conversations with our colleagues, we do often go out for lunches and dinners together - but can we really call them and trust them completely as friends?

Ur thoughts pls Smile

 Nope.. not possible.. If she is making more the you , she may look down upon you and if you are making more then her , you might as well think of her as your girl friday. Tongue

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 9:41am | IP Logged

Topic open per Maya_M 's input, thanks Maya...

Maya_M said

" ^^I felt both topics are entirely different. As I mentioned above,

This thread was about if  one can separate professional and personal life as in can one really leave household problems when he goes to work etc. It was about an individual.

Jaya's question was can colleagues be close friends and about professional jealousy.

Moreover this thread is old and done. Just my thoughts. It is upto Mods to do as they please "



Edited by raj5000 - 17 January 2008 at 7:24pm

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Posted: 17 January 2008 at 7:32pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Jaya*

At this age of cut-throat competition in our work lives, and we as human beings becoming increasingly complex as we grow older - can we really have good friendship with those associated with our work? Most of us do have pleasant and non-work conversations with our colleagues, we do often go out for lunches and dinners together - but can we really call them and trust them completely as friends?

Ur thoughts pls Smile

In professional relationship, seeing various negative aspects that come naturally.. (think the big picture here..its competitive world...) limit personal involvement... personal and professional relationship don't mingle too well in most cases... depends on individuals to make a call but in most cases... no one in professional environment is there to make friends.  Specially when your boss one day might give you a pink slip Vs keeping ur recommended friend for business gainsLOL 

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Posted: 18 January 2008 at 9:33am | IP Logged
Why not... Smile

Just a question - what if your college or school mate joins the same office?? This ego problem persists everywhere.. Its not only in office.. Ya, maybe in office there is more ego due to huge crowd residing there..

Office colleagues may have jealousy, but they do help in many ways too.. When we need some help in work, they are there to help.. Infact I feel its through them that we develop the network of corporate friends...

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