So, you've got a new job and you're busy making friends- Everything's cool, right?

Well, maybe. But you'd still better be careful what you say. Why? Because sharing too much personal information with the wrong person could get you fired. That's the advice from the office experts at Good Housekeeping magazine--Here are a few things to think about:
  • First, choose your work friends carefully. And no matter how well you get along, don't tell them everything. You want to be seen as positive and professional at work. But if you gripe too much about all the stress in your life, your boss may think you can't handle your job.
  • Then, match your behavior to the personality of your office. If it's a quiet and private company, keep your personal life quiet and private, too. But even if your office is happy and open, don't gossip about co-workers. You never know who might be offended   or who'll tell everyone you're spreading rumors about them.
And the final truth about office friendships is-- They have expiration dates. Once one of you has moved on to a new job, the friendship will probably only last a year or two. That's because office friends often have only one thing in common   work. And when you lose that, you start drifting apart, until you eventually run out of things to talk about. But the good thing is   with every new job you get, you'll find new friends. And the cycle starts all over again.

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