Your job, just like every other aspect of your life, get’s way better when you don’t have to go through it alone. So it’s crucial that you have somebody on a day to day basis that can brighten your life at the office.
Before we jump in, let me tell you a little bit about my office BFF and why I adore her so much. Her name is Melli and she makes my days at work just so much more enjoyable. She looks like the sweetest girl on the block, so on first glance, you would never know how fierce and passionate she actually is. And the best thing about her? She can put up with me.
Now, I know what you are thinking. You already have a bestie outside of work. You like your co-workers but… do you really need a special office BFF? The answer is YES! I am going to share four reasons with you why it is so crucial to have an office bestie.
Why you Need an Office BFF
1 Spend your time wisely.
On a normal 9 to 5 job, you spend about 40 hours a week with your co-workers. That is about 160 hours a month and 2.080 hours a year. Holy shit, right? Well, my job often requires overtime so you could imagine how the hours add up. Now think about spending all of that time there without anyone you can stand? There is just no way, no matter how great your job is. Having an office BFF means you don’t have to get along with everybody at work. You know you have one person who’s got your back. A friend to get you through the day. And that’s all that matters.
2 Bad days happen to everyone.
I think we can agree that here are good and bad days in every job. You might have just gotten a mouth full from you boss because you didn’t turn in the brief they wanted in time. Your client might just have fired you for no apparent reason. Or maybe you just spilled tomato juice over your white blazer at lunch. Whatever the reason may be. When that day comes you need somebody in your corner. And there is no one better for the job than your office BFF.
3 Take all the help you can get.
There comes a point in every job, every career, where you are overwhelmed. The presentation is due tomorrow, but your co-workers have left due to personal reasons, doctors appointments or other important meetings. That is when you call in your office BFF for help! And she will be there to help out because she knows you would do the same for her. Beats spending a night alone at the office until 2 a.m., right?
4 Bring your social life to work.
Naturally, we as humans are social beings. We need interaction with other people, a smile here and a good laugh there to help us through the day… or life for that matter. Especially at the office, while slaving away at your computer, your office BFF can be a life saver on that account. And yes, you might be laughing a little too loud for those around you, wasting a few minutes talking about meaningless stuff and comparing nail polish instead of report numbers sometimes. But overall you will be a lot happier at the office, which will reflect on your work. Trust me!
Do you guys have an office BFF that you just couldn’t live without? Give a shout out to them in the comments and let them know how much you appreciate them.