9 + 5 Signs You've Found Your Work BFF

9 + 5 Signs You've Found Your Work BFF

Work friends make the job more bearable, but work best friends make things interesting.
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Fun and friendly co-workers are what make a job, no matter how miserable or enjoyable, much more pleasant on a daily basis. But have you found that one co-worker who is your best friend at work?

1. You get excited when you see their name on the schedule on the same day as yours.

Woohoo, I'll have someone to talk to that shift! As opposed to when you're on there with *scoffs* Karen. UGH!

2. You get sad when they're not at work.

Who am I gonna talk to now? You're nothing without your office ally. It's like when your best friend in high school didn't come to school one day, but somehow worse.

3. You follow each other on social media and it's not weird.

With any other co-worker, it just feels weird.

4. You feel comfortable enough with them to share personal information and stories.

With everyone else, you try to stay as professional as possible. With your work BFF, pretty much nothing is off-limits.

5. You spend more time with your work BFF than you do with your real life BFF.

This is not by choice, it's because you're stuck together 8 hours a day. The friendship and mutual liking may or may not be just a less severe version of Stockholm Syndrome.

6. You ask them all your work questions.

You feel comfortable enough to ask "stupid" questions, and you know they won't judge you.

7. You're teammates, not competitors.

Depending on the job (like if you work sales by commission, for example), there may be more emphasis on competition than team cooperation. But regardless of the work environment, you and your work BFF stick together, work together, and help each other out — never tear each other down.

8. You take turns doing the tasks no one wants to do.

It's not one-sided, like, you're stuck taking out the trash every day. You equally and fairly share responsibilities.

9. You've never met their family or friends, but you feel like you know them.

From hearing your work BFF talk about their parents, siblings, and spouse so much, you feel like you know them personally.

10. They're your go-to for work gossip.

You share any and all gossip with each other immediately. And you both hate the same people as each other, obviously.

11. They're the only person you really vent to about work stuff, and your co-workers.

Because no one else understands!

12. You can communicate just by exchanging glances.

You know exactly what they're saying, just by the look in their eyes. A customer walks in 2 minutes before close? You both look at each other and roll your eyes.

13. You know you can text them anytime and they will cover your shift for you.

You have each other's backs. Because somebody's got to! They're super reliable, helpful, and supportive.

14. You actually don't mind going to work every day, because you know you get to catch up with your work BFF!

Even though you just saw each other yesterday.

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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."

11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."

12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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I'm sure you've heard it before: "just be yourself" yada yada. Well how are you supposed to do that when you don't really even know who you are? I mean, I'm sure there is some semblance of an idea in your mind of who you are or who you want to be at some ambiguous point in the future, but how do you pinpoint that? It's definitely a relatable struggle.

For those who are fortunate enough to have it figured out already – I envy you. As for the rest of us, it's a learning process that helps us grow into the person that we are supposed to be every single day.

Personally, I like to think that I have my life figured out. When older family members ask me about my life I respond cool-ly, giving the illusion that I'm a put together, responsible adult. While the reality is that I pretty much am, there are still a few kinks I'm trying to figure out.

What I know so far is that sometimes, you have to be a little selfish. There was quite a long period of time in my life where I was living for others. Trying my best to make others happy, thinking that that's what was expected of me, what I was supposed to do. Well boy was I wrong. If you live your life living for others, how on earth are you supposed to make yourself happy? No way Jose.

No matter what aspect of your life you're questioning, there's only one question that really matters – is it what you want. Life is way too dang short to not just go for it. If your parents want you to pursue a career that you think is not for you, say something and chase your dreams. If you think that the person you're crushin' on wouldn't end up amounting to anything, think again (It could just work out).

Drake wasn't wrong when he said that you only live once. Why waste your life not being your best self?

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