#1
Share your positive experiences with your coworkers.


Here's mine, and the reason I created the thread

I arrived at work this morning without incident and went inside. About 10 minutes later our receptionist arrived and she came in and informed me that I had a flat tire. Not low, FLAT! This was odd because I had driven all the way to work without any indication of a flat, either in handling or from the tire monitoring system. I looked and there was a pretty large chunk of metal road debris stuck in between the treads that I'm guessing I picked up in the last mile or so of the drive.

I was bummed, as I recently hurt my back by being stupid and forgetting that I'm not 21 anymore, and I was not looking forward to changing the tire. I went back inside and figured I'd get to it at noon.

About an hour later one of our shop employees came and asked for my keys, saying that they were going to try and air the tire up a bit so they could pull the vehicle around and change the tire for me. I told him that wasn't necessary but he insisted, saying he knew I was in no condition to do it and that "we all need to help each other out". I'm assuming the receptionist mentioned it to them, as I'd not spoken to anyone else yet today.

Long story short, they removed the tire, took it and me to a nearby tire shop, had it repaired, put it back on and returned my vehicle to me ready-to-go, and all without being asked to do any of it.

I've always felt that I worked with great people, but this was above and beyond and it was a bit humbling to have someone willing to help out without even having to ask.

So...your turn, what stories do you have that shed a positive light on your coworkers?
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#3
My boss was chill. She gave me a ride once. That is all.


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#4
I was in a band with this awesome guitarist.
He made the rest of us sound like a real band.
It was great until he left and we sounded like amateurs again
#5
At my last job, my boss / division director was like an older brother and mentor. We sat back to back and bantered a ton. He also taught me a lot about personal finance which I'm still reaping the rewards from. Most of the coworkers were around my age and we still hang out even though I moved on. Everyone was happy to explain / help when working on tech issues.

At my new job, my director is a huge German cars enthusiast, so we hit it off pretty quickly lol. He's shared some hilarious stories about running from the cops after being caught speeding, and we're always sharing links on car stuff. He's providing some advice as I begin mods for the miata and 235i. My project manager is super chill as well. Both of them trust us to be extremely independent in our day to day. No set hours, no need to argue if heading home early / wfh, etc. And this team is apparently one of the highest performers in the company division. My coworkers are very self motivated and provides a good standard for me to strive toward. Learning some 1337 shit with them.

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#7
Everyone I work with his fine. No bitchiness, no passive aggression, no problems.

Apart from the one guy who drives a BMW. Something is a bit off about him.

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#8
I work for a video games company, so everyone/everything is super chill and my bosses tend to just leave everyone to get on with their work as they see fit, which I'm super grateful for.
#9
I mean he wasn't even that technically proficient at guitar.
It was something about how he carried himself and his work ethic that showed up on stage and made all of us seem legitimate.
I learned a lot about professionalism from watching him
#10
I worked as a supply teacher for a while. All the other teachers were extremely welcoming and supportive. During the first week they'd drop by my classroom every day during breaks and after school to see if I needed help with anything and they were genuinely excited to work with me. It's one thing to be nice to the new person but I wasn't expecting anyone to go out of their way for me, and they did, which meant a lot to me.

At my current job, everyone trusts each other and we are all pretty much friends now so it's a great work environment and we have a lot of flexibility with hours and telework etc.
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#11
I asked for the day after my birthday off and my boss only gave me a slightly hard time about it rather than the usual really hard time.
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#12
I can't think of anything. They are simply people that are there, and I have to see them.

Same shit, different day.
#14
Worked at a chill mom-and-pop CPA firm for two tax seasons. Two mentors, the mentor's wife, and one other staff intern. Completely great in general. No authority asserting, no office politics, a lot of knowledge, and a lot of wisdom. Even the small things like bringing the interns coffee.


A key to the place and a (for the most part) come-in-whenever mentality can happily improve productivity.

Random raises because I'm too chicken to even bring it up.

(Mostly) friendly and easygoing clients that also come with gifts, and... support... hehe.
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#15
My favorite co-worker was this cute Taiwanese girl i used to work with at a mall.

She used to bring me snacks, like cupcakes and chocolate bars every single day
I ended up taking her out to dinner a few times, and she was the sweetest, most open and honest co-worker i've ever met.

She moved back to Taiwan after working me for a few months, but we met up last year when she came to visit family. We still keep in touch through social media.
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#16
Over the years, I've learned that a lot of people are either incompetent or don't really care. At my current job, there are two or three colleagues who actually know what they're doing and they actually get shit done. Which is nice.
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#17
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My favorite co-worker was this cute Taiwanese girl i used to work with at a mall.

She used to bring me snacks, like cupcakes and chocolate bars every single day
I ended up taking her out to dinner a few times, and she was the sweetest, most open and honest co-worker i've ever met.

She moved back to Taiwan after working me for a few months, but we met up last year when she came to visit family. We still keep in touch through social media.

Did you buy her a oneway ticket to poundtown?
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My boss was chill. She gave me a ride once. That is all.


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#20
I've worked for three different pizza joints in my life. Always the coolest people at them. I don't know what it is about pizza joints.
#21
A girl I worked with drove 45 minutes out of her way to pick me up in a snow storm and take me to work. And smoked her weed with me after work when taking me home. I tried to call off and was looking forward to having the day off, but the fact that she did that for me made me feel pretty nice.
#23
I have not had an experience like that

I got an IV and some nausea meds when I was too hungover to function though.
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