Popular Nigerian author cum human rights activist, Reno Omokri has dished out a piece of advice to people to stop referring to their work colleagues as friends.
The former presidential aide emphasized that coworkers cannot be friends because they’re in that position to work for the company and the purpose is to make money hence it doesn’t mean they enjoy being around people.
Normally, coworkers develop close bonds as they try to push the vision of the company, also being friends with your coworker help to develop trust and promote a positive atmosphere at the workplace but Reno Omokri believes that such a mindset shouldn’t be cultivated.
He however added that if the chance comes for your coworkers to betray you for money they’ll do it.
In his words, “Coworkers are not your friends. That doesn’t mean they are your enemies. They are just not your friends. They did not come to that office because they like you. They came because they like money. If they can get money by betraying you, they may do it. Focus on work. And when you leave work, leave work at work. Don’t leave work and still live work. Go home to your family, or go out with your friends. Don’t check any work related emails or take calls. You are not a slave. Your boss did not buy you. He only bought your working ours”