Studies have shown that people who have at least one close friend at work are happier, more productive at work, and have a more positive outlook regarding their job in general. Have you ever thought about this? Workplace relationshiosp are really important. You spend 8 hours there, it’s good to have a friend. Plus, when you spend most of the day with students, it’s nice to have an adult to talk to (finally) when the last bell rings.
For me, my workplace friends usually tend to be the other specials teachers in my school. Since we are all stuck on “The Island of Misfit Toys” together, we may as well have some fun connecting while we are at it. Plus, we see all of the same students, so the common ground is nice when you need to vent or just share a funny story from the day. The other art teachers and I are also really close. We have a special friendship, even though we only get to meet once a week, we all know each other really well. (Thank you PLC’s)
The former music teacher and I formed a great friendship, and I was even a bridesmaid in her wedding. I even know of someone who ended up marriying the music teacher at her school (she is the art teahcer, he is the music teacher) isn’t that cute?
So, who do you bond with at work? How do they help you survive on a daily basis?
You know what they say….”You gotta have friends”