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Old 08-11-2013, 04:30 PM   #21
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Lucky I guess, never confused friends with co-workers. In all the years and several occupations I made a few frieds. Very few.

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #22
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I am 2.5 yrs into ER and I still see co-w*rkers every couple of months. We go out to lunch and I say to people at the office. As time goes on though, turnover has resulted in several people leaving. I expect the number of people I know there will decrease steadily over time.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:48 PM   #23
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Have to admit I am looking forward to losing all my " friends"

I'm an introverted person that loves spending time by myself ... I find being around people a chore
Me too. I tell folks upfront that I am anti-social. They think I'm kidding. I'm not.

We only have three employees at my company. I used to be very close friends with one of them. Now not so much. I rarely see him at all, and onlyspend a half hour with my boss twice a week. So coworkers are just not much of an issue for me, one way or the other.

Customers are another story. I've done this job for 22 years, so everyone in town knows me. When there are two or three hundred people in the building, and half of them wanting to say hello, you will find me in my office with the door shut. Likely as not, posting here.
Make good money, five dollars a day.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:02 AM   #24
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I guess things are different for me. I moved to Hong Kong for work more than 20 years ago. I worked in mainly 4 different firms in this country before I retired. Most of my friends now are from my previous firms. Some have also retired early but most are still working. When we were colleagues, we mostly just met at work and did not bother to develop our friendship further but when I left the firms, I made it a point to meet them for lunch or dinner on a regular basis as I genuinely see the potential to develop lasting friendships with them. Of course there were others I did not bother much to keep in touch. So now I have a few groups of close friends from different stages of my life. But I must say, extending a relationship from colleagues to lasting friends require effort from both parties.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #25
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We have made a bunch of new retired friends both up north and down south. They seem to have more similarity in interests than the working gang. In some cases, our winter friends have also become summer friends.

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