What kind of relationships do you have with your co-workers and supervisors?

United States
May 1, 2009 8:43am CST
Where I work my managers and I get along really well. In fact, we're friends - we all hang out outside of work. The top general co-managers brought one of my supervisors into the office recently and told her that she is giving all of us too much leash and we are walking all over her. I don't see that, we do what she asks and we go to her if there is a problem or if we have a question. We do what we're supposed to so I don't see where it went wrong. Are you close with your supervisors or are they just "authority"? Or maybe are you a supervisor? How do you treat your employees and co-workers? Are you friendly?
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
2 May 09
I don't have to worry about relationships at work as I clean houses for a living and I am self employed so I am my own boss. My adult daughter works with me but since we are partners we split the money but don't answer to each other. We know what our each individual jobs are and if one is finished before the other we just help the other so we can finish and go to the next house. So I don't have nay co-workers except my daughter and I don't have any supervisors or bosses to watch over me or for me to answer to. But I used to. I used to work in an office in a lumber yard, for 17 years, so I always had bosses but I always got along with them and was on very friendly terms with them, that it was never a problem for me. And for some of those years I was the supervisor. I was the office manager for 7 years and had some 15 girls at a time working for me. But I was friends with most of them and never had any problems with any of them.
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• United States
3 May 09
I'd love to work for myself. That is what I'm working towards with my photography.
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@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
5 May 09
Well, good luck to you. If you are persistant and don't give up on your dream, then you will achieve it. Go for it girlfriend.
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• United States
6 May 09
Thanks, it's all about getting the equipment now. :)
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
5 May 09
I don't really socialize with anyone from school outside of holiday parties and so forth because there isn't a lot of time and we are just very different people with different interests.
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• United States
6 May 09
Being in such a small town we all kind of gravitate towards each other I guess.
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
6 May 09
I guess it is different when everyone kind of knows everyone else.
• India
2 May 09
Hi. The place where I am working right now is quite cool. People around are all friendly and cheerful. We don't meet each other outside the office premises but in the premises we are good to each other.
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• United States
3 May 09
It's always good to be friendly with your co-workers because most of the time you end up spending more time with co-workers than with family.
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
2 May 09
Well my co workers were surely good friends of mine. But my supervisors or lets say my boss is an old man who belongs to an alien world I think. So it is out of the question to be able to be friends with the supervisor. But yes all of the colleagues are good friends. At least those of us who are in the same work area.
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• United States
2 May 09
Supervisors can really be a pain sometimes but ours are typically really cool.
@dloveli (4368)
• United States
2 May 09
At first I thought they were cool, but now they are RIDICULOUS! When the owner hired me, He seemed likenhe would be a cool person to work for. It seemed as if you could learn alot from him. NOT! He is the most rudest, disrespectful dude I have ever met. No exaggeration. The vendors that we do business with all tell me that he is rude and that they hate dealing with him. I let him know dont talk to me like that. The girl who trained me calls herself the manager. She has no idea of how to manage. She was cool in beginning until she saw that I am a good worker and tend to get along well with people. People started asking for my schedule so that they could come in on my shift. She cut my hours and began picking at me for anything and everything. It came down to the fact that I had to let her know dont play with me. With the economy being how it is, I have no choice but to ignore and maintain. So far so good. As long as my customers like me, IM GOOD. DL
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• United States
2 May 09
Customers are really all you have to worry about because they will stick by you no matter what. I went back to visit my old job and one of the customers saw me and started an hour long conversation with me explaining how things seem to have gone downhill since I left.
@cmy1004f (381)
• China
2 May 09
I think it is better to keep some distance to supervisors, anyway there is some different between friends and colleagues. Or my character is not easy to make friends with everyone, just my supervisor who enter our working team less than a year, maybe for her position I always have a little formality to her. On the other hand, I think it is less topic can talk with her of hearing she talk with others' detail. As for other colleagues, I can get along with them on working temporarily. Without working we are not familiar.
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• United States
2 May 09
It's hard in such a small town to not be friendly with everyone. Plus almost everyone I work with is very likable. :)
@breezie (1247)
• Canada
1 May 09
I think I get along pretty well with my manager and coworkers. we don't hang out after work but we get along good. There are a few people at work that I don't like. They are the ones always wanting time off like every weekend , which causes the same people to have to work very weekend. The same people are the ones who don't do their job properly leaving twice as much work for the rest of us.
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• United States
2 May 09
There are always going to be those people. There are a couple where I work but we tend to get along even if we don't like each other.