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14 Signs Your Co-Workers Are Basically Your Real Family

A family that slaves together stays together.

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Let's all take a moment to appreciate our work family — that gang we spend 40–60 hours a week with.

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Sometimes they feel more like our real family than our real family does.

1. Your real family will tell you what you should do with your life, but your work fam supports what you want to do.

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Start with the small goals and work your way up!

2. Unlike your real family, your work fam laughs at your jokes. Even the dumb ones.

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Especially the dumb ones.

3. Your fights may be intense, but they never last long.

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Them: We cool?

You: Of course we cool, fool!


*starts fighting again*

4. When you're frustrated with a customer, your work fam will talk more trash than you ever could.

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5. They're always there for you when you need to talk, especially about "non-work" issues.

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"It doesn't count as an official break if I'm helping you with a personal problem, so let's go talk for three hours."

6. They're good people, even though they don't think they are.

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A good person wouldn't say that...right?

7. They're sometimes ridiculous...

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8. ...and always HI-LAR-I-OUS.

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Nobody can make you laugh like the work fam.

9. Your work family will be honest with you, even if it hurts.

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Sick burn...but also, yeah, that's true sometimes.

10. They're always your biggest cheerleaders, even about dumb little unimportant things.

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"OMG you picked up a prescription at the pharmacy today? Yaaaaaay!"

11. They can say everything without saying anything at all.

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12. They're not afraid to be blunt when giving advice.

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That's actually good advice for most situations.

13. They always come up with the most brilliant ideas...

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Right?! Think about it.

14. ...and most importantly: They'll always be there for you no matter what, because that's what families are for.

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Yes, they're all a little bit crazy.

Yes, they make questionable life choices.

Yes, sometimes you hate them.

No, you could never, ever, ever make it without them.

Be sure to tell your work family how much you appreciate them, and tag along with the ultimate work fam in Vanderpump Rules on Bravo!