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Old 08-17-2017, 07:59 PM
Status: "I am Blessed." (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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One. We met in 1976 when I went to work at the bank she was already working at. She small town girl, me big city girl, but somehow we "clicked". Our bank was in a small town (I moved to the country from the city). We have shared all kinds of personal information, and still do, although we now live in different states.

I kept in touch via email with lots of work friends from my last job after I moved out of state, but over time communication just faded away............
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Work is a tough place to make friends because it's a forced relationship, not a chosen one. Rather like in-laws. It's probably rare to keep people you met via employ as lifelong friends. So those who have are lucky to have hit the work-friend lottery.
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Old 08-17-2017, 08:58 PM
 
Location: South Minneapolis
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:01 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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For me - honestly 0 , people come and go in my life
A few.
Does Military count?

After the military I can count a couple.
During my service years ('63 to '71) I can count 4 or 5.
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:36 PM
 
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Several from early years when we were young, new to work, and ready to play softball and socialize. After those first five years, only two, plus several casual friendly acquaintances who happen to be on Facebook, so we keep in touch.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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I'd say 4. One was from the military and was a 37 year frienship which ended 2 years ago under very bizarre circumstances. He was not ''who I thought he was'' is all I can say about that.
The other 3 are from the same workplace in the nineties. I was there 10 years and the place no longer exists. I still run into many of my ex co-workers out in the community and it is ''like family''. It was the best place I ever worked.
Anyway, 3 I keep up with regularly and one is my golf buddy after 23 years. And our game has not improved by one iota after all this time! LOL
After this place folded in 2008 work was never the same. People not interested in making friends. Stuffy, distant, self-absorbed cell phone gazers who'd throw their mother under the bus in a heartbeat.
Glad I retired. Glad I have my memories of better.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:14 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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I worked in a community hospital ER from 1982-93 and continued casual friendships all these years with many of the coworkers from this job and a number of us are having a get together next month which we try to do once a year. Of these coworkers I maintained a close friendship with one who I see or talk with fairly frequently. My current job of 17 years only one coworker I would define as a friend, we have lunch together daily, and occasionally we go out with her and her husband. Sadly for me but definitely not her she is retiring at the end of next month but I think we will continue to keep in touch.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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I met one of my best friends over 40 years ago at work. We worked together for 2 years, then became roommates for another 2. We currently live 2000 miles apart and I talk to her about every two weeks and we laugh and talk the same way we used to . In fact I'm going to visit her next week on the way to see family.
Other work friends have come and gone, but we've been in each other's life for a long time.
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:59 AM
 
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One...we were very close for over 20 years but I was seriously betrayed so that was that.
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Kennett Square, PA
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2 or 3 who were all a decade or more older than me, but I don't really see them anymore. Never really had "peers" on the jobs as friends because I had no desire to keep up with their social lives when I was younger.
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