Why your work friends matter

I’ve had a lot of jobs. Some of the jobs were amazing where I gained a lot of experience and learned a lot about myself, whereas some other jobs not so much.  No matter what job I am in one thing that has always been really important to me are the people I work with. For me to be really happy in a job I need to be able to connect with the people I see everyday. I could work in a stressful environment and deal with some pretty crappy tasks if I have a great group of people to work with. Some of the best friends I have made have come from different jobs I have worked. (And yes, I still miss you!)

And it looks like I am not alone. In a study by Boston Consulting Group having “good relationships with colleagues” is rated second worldwide and third for Canada when looking at  26 factors for on the job happiness. That ranked above things like “attractive fixed salary” and “job security”, which didn’t even make the top 5 worldwide or Canada. 

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