Originally Posted by GreenFrog
what happens when your co-workers become your close friends? most of the younger guys i spoke to said that they hang out together after work and party.
just because you hang out together after work and party doesn't mean that you're friends. i play golf with my boss(es) around twice a month and we have dinner quite often. doesn't mean we're friends.
be fun but don't get attached
Originally Posted by mrhills0146
Keep friends and colleagues separate.
I like my colleagues, but I can't let myself get too close personally. You never know when someone will end up being your boss or when you'll end up being someone else's boss. When that happens, IMO it adds extra complication that you don't need.
To be clear, I am friendly, and I really like my boss, my colleagues, and my staff. For my staff, I'm not your buddy, I'm your boss. My boss and I have the same relationship, and it works quite well.