Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

You’ve just found out that your best friend is about to start at your work, so you’re all like this:

Because every day in the office is going to be like this:

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What could possibly go wrong?

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Spoiler: Everything.

1. Expectation: They’ll be really grateful that you helped them find a new job.

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So will work super hard.

Reality: There’s now a weird power switch in your relationship.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Is it too weird to ask your best friend to hold your calls and make you a coffee?

2. Expectation: You’re going to make a great team!

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Many hands make light work, etc. The day is going to fly by!

Reality: Your work ethic isn’t compatible with their sloth.

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3. Expectation: You’re going to have someone to gossip with nonstop!

Expectation: You're going to have someone to gossip with nonstop!

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It’s going to be like your weekends never end!

Reality: Oh dear God — they never shut up.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Seriously… how can you not understand that headphones in = international code for “I don’t want human contact right now?!”

Or else they’re a bit unpproachable at work.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY BEST FRIEND?!

4. Expectation: Working with your friend is going to make your job easier.

Expectation: Working with your friend is going to make your job easier.

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Reality: It’s really hard to be professional when you’re with your partner in crime 24/7.

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“We work in an office, Lucy, not the Magic Mystery Machine. There’s no time for adventures, dammit.”

5. Expectation: You’ve got an automatic alibi when you’re hungover at work.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

“This is a brainstorm, duh!”

Reality: Your lie is even less convincing when two of you are suffering from the same “illness.”

“There’s obviously a bug going around…”

6. Expectation: Now you’ve got reason to look forward to coming into work!

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: You spend too much time together and start to find each other annoying.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

7. Expectation: You’ve got a built-in wingman to combat any office party awkwardness.

Expectation: You’ve got a built-in wingman to combat any office party awkwardness.

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Reality: They snog Dave from IT three minutes into the interoffice drinks party.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality
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“It’s OK… I like reading…”

Work is going to be one long series of in-jokes and chats.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality

Reality: Until one of you pulls rank.

Working With Your Best Friend: Expectations Vs. Reality
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