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Why Work Friends Don’t Become Real Friends?

You’re taking lunch together, complaining about the manager together and laughing at each other’s jokes, but you never becoming real friends… When you leave the job, the “friendship” is over.

It’s the work BFF Syndrome. (If it ain’t a thing, I’m labeling it now). 

What I’ve learned over the years is if you don’t associate with each other outside of work, you’re not real friends; if you don’t talk or text outside of work you’re not real friends and if you don’t make an effort to really get to know each other, you will never know each other. It’s just circumstance that allows you to entertain each other for the moment.  I must admit, some of the work BFFs have scratched the surface of outside the workplace friendships, but not quite deep enough; scheduling, and distance made the friendship evolve into Facebook friendships and following each other’s social media posts.

And if you find that special work friend that becomes a real friend, don’t let it go…

Online Friendship Quote






I’m Hannah Erica, a Philly native and the writer for this website. I received my Bachelor’s in Communications with a Journalism certificate from the University of Phoenix. I came from a big family, and growing up we didn’t have many material things to play with, so our creative sides came out. As a child I would write skits that my siblings and I acted out, and I would write children's books to read to my younger siblings. More than a decade ago a started writing film scripts and completed two. It's a tough business to get work published, so I put the film script writing on the back burner and I write short stories that I publish on my own website. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."- Milton Berle.

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