I'm sharing my story as a warning that coworkers should not be your best friends! A coworker of mine and I have been very close for years, but the second she had the chance to fight me for a promotion she went for it — purposefully bad-mouthing me to make herself a better candidate for the spot. While I know not all people are like this, being best friends with people at work has always ended in burnt bridges for me.
What are your thoughts on this? Should I be giving my coworkers more of a chance, or continue keeping my distance?