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​​​12 Things That Honestly Suck About Hanging With Co-Workers

Can we all stop the charade? Havin' fun with work buddies sucks.

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1. Be real. You don't hate them, but you don't love them.

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Work friends are basically unstoppable mutant versions of those friends you make in the first week of freshman year of college. There are other people in your life whom you like a LOT MORE, but they're there.

2. Small talk is more painful than a year-end review.

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Only, with small talk, there is legit NO BONUS.

3. The number of babies you don't care about on your newsfeed will double.

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BABIES ARE AWESOME — NO, THEY ARE. But you can barely stand the flood of baby pictures from your real friends. Now this? No. No!

4. And Happy Hour is a literal land mine.

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You WILL say something unfortunate. Just prepare for that. It's all you can do.

5. Co-worker karaoke is Satan's gift to the world.

Someone make it stop.
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Someone make it stop.

6. Legit the only thing you have in common is work.

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If you think you have anything else in common, you are lying to yourself. STOP LYING.

7. Goodbye drinks = peer pressure to be distraught and stuff.

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That's the cold, hard truth. Let it set in. And then suck it up and go to those goodbye drinks and put on a convincing frown and CARRY ON.

8. And birthday parties in far-away neighborhoods hurt the soul.

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Why do they always live like an hour away from you?

9. There's nothing like realizing that you are vastly underpaid over appetizers.

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"Let me get this for us."

"All nine of us? How can you afford that?"

*silence*

10. Also, you actually have a crush on that one person.

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And you WILL make a FOOL of yourSELF.

11. There will always be a TMI moment.

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Things will be said. Things that you'd never want to hear from anyone on earth, let alone one you have to look at every day within an office environment. You will be scared. You will be scarred. You will have to say, "LOL, no I totally get it!"

12. When it's all over, you will have to hug.

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Nobody will want to. But you will have to. It's just a rule. A cursed, cursed rule.

The ultimate ugh? When your co-worker friends you on Facebook.

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