There are two types of people you work with, workmates and colleagues.
A workmate is someone you:
- have had a beer with,
- get coffee,
- have lunch with (by choice),
- have shared a personal stories with, and
- laugh with a fair bit.
It’s also probable that you share the same ideas about your job and the outcomes you are shooting for (even if you have different ways of getting them), the same things piss you off about the job and the colleagues you work with.
Now a colleague is different, for the most part they don’t share the same ideas as you, they definitely don’t have the same humor. They are the people that you will work with if you have to, you will get on and play nice. But you definitely don’t joke with them, it’s 100% professional.
So I ask you, what do you want?
Do you want to spend 40 hours a week with colleagues or workmates?
Rock and Roll
P.S. What’s the one thing you don’t do, that would cause the most positive change in your life?