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Old 08-17-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Two that I've known for years.

One was from my first job out of college. Talk to her once a month or every month. She rode with me to that job for awhile and got to know her fairly well on the long rides through the Virginia mountains.

I talk to a coworker from one of my previous jobs a few times a week. Good friend of mine. I interviewed him and liked him basically immediately.

I keep in occasional touch with others on Facebook and LinkedIn but we are not particularly close.
Aren't you about 30? A lifelong friend you met working, which is what the thread is about, is all of a decade for you.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Four.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Nada.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Two: one for forty years and the other for thirty years. Both offered much more than just work friendships and have lasted through the years, even after moving on to different jobs and different states.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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For me - honestly 0 , people come and go in my life
Two. Both at my last job, which I've been retired from for about 7 years. I'm actually quite surprised that we've remained close, but we have, and I expect we'll continue to be.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Seven for me if we only count close life long friends.

Two from a job where I worked 7 years. Actually three if I counted my husband whom I met at this job ;-).
I said two. I forgot about my husband. But that was 47 years ago, so I guess I'm entitled to a little bit of slack.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, N.M.
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Three.

Two for more than 40 years; the other for almost 30.

Overall, though, I consider friends made at work just "work friends." They come and go, and they can turn on you in a hurry.

I married someone I met at a job, but she no longer counts!
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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5 good friends and my husband.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:33 PM
 
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Zero. I'm 40 and of the generation where 5 years at the same company is a lifetime so most of my jobs have bee in the 2-5 year range so I haven't spent 20 years working with the same people. But I have had friends that I talk to every day at work and some that I socialize with outside of work and I've even tried to hang out with people after leaving a job but realistically I don't talk to any of them within a year of leaving a job. But I also moved cross country 12 years ago and now I don't talk to any of my lifelong friends from childhood/high school/college. Those relationships held up longer but at a certain point if you don't see people every day it's not worth the effort
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:23 PM
 
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Two, from the 80s. And my husband, met him at work in '82.
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