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Corporate Culture

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by patrickBOOTH, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Lord-Barrington

    Lord-Barrington Senior member

    Sep 20, 2010
    you know when I used to hang out with co-workers? when I was an expat and had no life. when you have a life, you don't need to hang with co-workers.


    I like my co-workers and I do stuff with them after work on occasion. But mostly I don't because I'd rather hang out with my friends and family.
  2. APK

    APK Senior member

    Sep 10, 2008
    Not exactly "corporate," but I've been there. I'm not some reprehensible piece of shit off the clock, but my lack of interest in joining in on the culture noted in that thread gave some people false impressions about me.
  3. otc

    otc Senior member

    Aug 15, 2008
    After last night's events (see pissing you off thread...) I am much more certain that I don't want to mix coworkers and friends.

    Its weird when a couple coworkers show up at a party with your friends...its also weird when you go out after work with your coworkers and a couple of your friends show up (especially when you didn't invite them). Monday's gonna be interesting...

    Edit: I should also say that I like being able to be open and frank about jobs with my friends. When my friend wants to talk about quitting the job they hate, or I want to vent about someone at work who is not pulling their weight, its really nice when there is no overlap for the gossip to travel back.
  4. L.R.

    L.R. Senior member

    Mar 6, 2009
    Sietch Tabr
    Read Bowling Alone, an essay on social capital in America. It basically talks about the lack of interaction between people in modern society, and touches on how old mainstays of corporate America such as sports teams, bowling leagues, after work groups and the such have been slowly dying out. It's not the best paper I've read, but interesting and relevant.
  5. BuseveBeaug

    BuseveBeaug New Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    United States

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