So, no one told you life was gonna be this way? *clap* *clap* *clap*
Your job’s a joke…but there are people who make it worth turning up for it every single day, right? Well, going to work can be challenging, and sometimes, even really cumbersome, but there are people who make it super interesting for you.
So many different personalities come together in the work environment to drive away your blues. There are workaholics, fashionistas, the ditsy ones, the serious ones, and many more. These are the people who are more than just colleagues, they are your F.R.I.E.N.D.S!
Well, let’s check out the types of F.R.I.E.N.D.S that you find at work!
1. The Perfectionist!
* screams I KNOW! *
Every office has a Monica Geller who is always on time, and has almost zero sick leaves.These are people who want everything to be perfect and submit all their reports before the deadline. This F.R.I.E.N.D will always be the boss’s favourite and sometimes be a major killjoy for being the stickler for rules that they are!
They like everything clean, so never dare to open your lunch boxes on their desk! On a plus side, they are really kind and helpful ( even though a little competitive!) and would get delicious extra lunch for you.
You can go to them when you need the necessary reality checks and they’ll always tell you – “ Welcome to the real world! It sucks, you are gonna love it!”
And, don’t forget, this is that colleague who comes up with the monthly tasks, schedules them, and sets deadlines for you to accomplish. A-type personality alert!
2. The Sarcastic Goof!
You might want to stay clear of consulting them on work issues because they might say – “ I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?”
Just like Chandler Bing, they are witty, sarcastic, and a little awkward. But they are also the most interesting people in the office who will always crack you up and keep you entertained.
There is never a dull moment when they are around, and you can count on them for the office pranks.And you know how there is always this one person who loafers around the office for 2 hours before actually start working? This is that F.R.I.E.N.D!
You can also catch them secretly taking a drag or two on the terrace. You know who we are talking about.
3. The Fashionista!
Dress up in style else you’ll hear them shout – ‘ Noooooo!’
Every office has an employee who aces the fashion game like no other! Their style is unique, trendy, and sophisticated. They are also really kind and generous and would help you out with your wardrobe shopping, and maybe also lend their own clothes and shoes once in a while.
For important meetings and seminars, you know who to contact. They love fashion so much that they might sometimes only communicate in fashion metaphors – maybe all their life someone asked them to be a shoe, but they always rose from the ashes, and decided to be a purse or a hat!
So, who’s the Rachel Green of your office?
4. The Food-Loving Flirt!
If you don’t have this F.R.I.E.N.D, then it’s just a moo point to go to office!
Every office has its own Joey Tribbiani, who will not only eat your lunch but also their own. And dare you go near their food, they will fight you till their last breath because they don’t share food!
This colleague is also that flirt who is always charming and popular with the ladies. ( or the gentlemen). So, don’t be surprised if you hear them saying – ‘ how you doin?’ – ten times a day.
They are also always late for meetings, seminars, workshops, and even to the office…consistently! But, keeping all their shenanigans aside, these people are also super loyal, so if you need to hide an office romance, or need help with just anything – they will always be there for you.
5. The Sweet, But Quirky One!
….or you can also call her, ‘ Princess Consuela Banana Hammock.’
You know that one colleague who is never confirming to office dressing-style, and is always unconventional in their approach? This is that F.R.I.E.N.D. They are kind, magnanimous, and will always go the extra mile to help you with your tasks.
They will get you coffee on your desk without even you asking for it, and be always on the lookout for the bright side even on long days of work. It is completely plausible, that they take all the weird classes on the weekends and may even know multiple languages – you know, for fun!
The Phoebe Buffay in your office can be a total badass and it’s always better to be honest with them. Because there are chances that they know that you know that they know.
6. The Nerd!
*They are on a break!*
There is always one such colleague who is always the most amped up about all the seminars and HR events held in the office. They will be the first ones there, and also the most talkative when it comes to work!
Apart from exhibiting extreme competitiveness, Ross Gellers like these will take their work too seriously, sometimes boring everyone near them. Be it Secret Santas or Christmas parties, they will show up in the most fascinating attires, and celebrate with full zest!
This F.R.I.E.N.D is always taking impulsive decisions and might sign themselves up for every volunteer drive in the office. Also, never eat their sandwich.
So, if it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year, these types of F.R.I.E.N.D.S you find at work, will always be there for you!