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Chapter 14. Succeeding in a New Job or A... > Tip 6: Make Friends, but Don’t Make ...

Tip 6: Make Friends, but Don’t Make Close Friends Too Soon

There are many little human-relations traps you can easily fall into in a new work environment. One of these is building one or two very strong friendships at the expense of all others. For example, suppose you discover that one of the employees in your department is extremely friendly the first day. Such friendliness is usually more than welcome the first few hours in a strange setting.

But beware. What if you spend all your time with this one employee and neglect being friendly to the others? What if this friendly person is not respected by the others? What if he (or she) has earned a poor reputation in the department and is offering you friendship from purely selfish motives?


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