View Full Version : Do you hangout with your co-workers?

07-27-2004, 09:30 AM
With so many comments lately about how JO extended his brotherly love offer to Artest to hangout with the guys but he declined I wonder how many people on the forum hangout with their co-workers?

I consider them my friends and yes we have met up a few times after work during the year, but NOT that often. I have a family that I would rather spend time with. I think the Ron is anti social bit has been over played.

So how close are you to your co-workers?

07-27-2004, 09:41 AM
Nope. Not that I don't like em, but all we have in common is work. I don't wanna hang with em and have to discuss work. My interests and theirs just differ too much.

07-27-2004, 09:46 AM
Nope. Not that I don't like em, but all we have in common is work. I don't wanna hang with em and have to discuss work. My interests and theirs just differ too much.

What, talking about Zyprexa and Evista isn't fun for you? :devil:

07-27-2004, 09:47 AM
No I don't. I work in a somewhat large office and I have a few friends in the office, but I don't even hang out with them outside of the office.

A basketball team might be a little different although I don't know why I say that.

The fact that Ron does not hang out with his teammates, means nothign to me, I don't care if he does or not

07-27-2004, 10:02 AM
Nope my coworkers arent TEAM PLAYERS.:o

07-27-2004, 10:03 AM
Yah I hang out with my co-workers all the time, but I'm younger then most of ya'll, so its probably different for you "older fellers" (hehe...j/p).

07-27-2004, 10:10 AM
No I don't hang out with my co-workers. It's kind of like the Seinfeld episode where everyone's "worlds" were colliding. George's girlfriend was doing stuff with Elaine and hanging out with them. It's kind of spooky and a lot more harm can come from it than good.

As for Artest, I agree that his 'not wanting to hang out' is overblown. Is JO married? How about Bender? Al? Those are the guys who wanted Artest to hang out but Ron wanted to be at home with his family. What is so wrong with that? I think many of us would rather hang out with our family than our co-workers.

07-27-2004, 10:13 AM
Yes, I believe Jermaine is married, or is engaged. All I know for sure is that he has a daughter with the woman.

07-27-2004, 10:16 AM
You're assuming that we all have friends, period.

I'm only partially kidding, of course. :p

We actually get a decent amount of pressure to "hang out" with our co-workers. Of course, during boom times, one of the so-called perks of life in the Big 4 is drinking after work or having a liquid lunch on the company's or client's dime, so in the name of "team building" and from the mid-life crisis the partners, there is some pressure.

I'm a little older than most of my peers, and have a family to go home to, so I'm usually the first one to leave. But I usually will put in an appearance (provided, of course, that it doesn't interfere with a Pacers game.)

As a college athlete, I remember spending a lot of free time just hanging out in the lockerroon, training room, weight roon, or gym lobby with my teammates. I actually don't equate these guys to college students. These guys have to spend a lot of time running around taking care of personal business - endorsements, public appearances, spending time with all thier children and thier children's various mothers ( :D ), which also puts pressure on how much time they've got to "hang out".

07-27-2004, 10:45 AM
No. I don't hang out with my co-workers. Some are cool. I don't share the same interests with most of them.

I do go to lunch with some of them, but that's about the extent of that.

A laboratory usually harbors many distinct personalities and lives.

07-27-2004, 11:25 AM
One difference between the pros and us common folk tho. They can't hang out in society much because of the "celebrity" factor. They can't do "normal" things without being gawked at and harassed. So their hanging out may actually be more "your crib or mine" sorta situations.

I do remember seeing the ABA PAcer's hanging together alot. I remrmber especially one night at an Indiana Central bball game, half the team showed up in ONE car (sedan at that). They came to the game for who knows what reason, but there they were all piling out of the one car. Funny to see all those long legs hanging out the doors as they all tried to get out at the same time. BTW. Indiana Central was the site of Pre-season camp then...now called the Uni of Indianapolis for the unknowing.

07-27-2004, 11:52 AM
I don't hang with my co-workers other than the occational lunch but most of my co-workers are older than me and while I have a family like many of them I still play sports and video games and such while they seem to do more adult things like go to craft fairs or volunteer in political campaigns.

My buddy is a bouncer at a metro Detroit club. During the season (so far only once in the offseason) many of the Pistons frequent the place. Rasheed and Billups have also thrown parties on seperate occasions there. From his stories (I've never happened to be there when any of them have come) they usually come in groups of 2 - 5.

07-27-2004, 01:02 PM
I do. I work with 3 ppl that I consider good friends. One I knew before the job, and two I met there. :)

Vicious Tyrant
07-27-2004, 04:06 PM
Eew, yuk. My co-workers are all probation officers and they're a weird bunch - myself excepted, of course;).

I can relate to Ron in the "family man" aspect. I never thought I'd say it, but I can't wait to get home and play with my two year old daughter. I've got a four month old boy, too, but babies don't do much for me. Talk to me in about eight months, though. Lots more fun than hanging around talking shop.