If you're lucky enough to have coworkers who you consider to be some of your best friends, you probably hang out with them all the time outside of the office. And if you're extremely lucky to have a work wife, aka your actual soulmate in the office, you know you wouldn't be able to get through the work week without them. They are the one person you turn to with juicy gossip you overheard in the kitchen, or just when you need a vent session. Your work wife is so much more than just an office friend, but how do you know if you've found yours? What are the signs you've found your work BFF?
Well, it may not be totally obvious at first. You could have been thinking this friend in the office was pretty cool, but then, they naturally turned into your work wife. And just like any potential BFF, you need to lock down that special person before someone else snatches them up as theirs. As the great Beyoncé once said, “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” You're not marrying your best friend in the office, but you are saying you can't get through the nine to five shift without them. Let them know how much you appreciate them. If you're unsure if you have one, here are 10 signs you have the perfect work wife.
1. You Instant Message All Day Long
Whether you use Google Hangouts, Slack, or your office's version of instant messaging, you and your work wife talk all day long. You send funny jokes, silly stories you overheard, or sassy remarks about an email you both received. You're talking constantly, even if your cubicles are on the opposite ends of the office.
2. You Have Daily Coffee Dates
You go on coffee runs every morning, or in the late afternoon. You both have a time you know you'll meet up and go downstairs or into the kitchen to satisfy your caffeine fix together. You even know your work wife's go-to order, so if she's ever stuck in a meeting and can't go herself, you hook her up with her coffee just the way she likes it.
3. You Admire Her Talent
You're totally inspired by your work wife. There's something about her that makes you have a little talent crush on her. You want her to succeed in the office, so you're her biggest cheerleader when she has to give a presentation or is up for a promotion.
4. You Have The Same Sense Of Humor
You both find the same jokes amusing, and can make each other laugh on the regular. You even find the same weird characters in the office funny. You know even when you're having the crummiest, most stressful day ever, she will make you smile.
5. She's Got Your Back, And You Have Hers
When you're upset about something, your work wife always has your back. She will be there to cheer you up, and let you vent about anything or anyone who's annoying the heck out of you. She will also be there to help you succeed, providing you with an endless amount of support and opportunities.
6. She's Clued In On Your Personal Life
You can talk to her about anything, even your outside life. She knows about your hobbies, friends, and family. She actually remembers what you tell her, and even asks how your family is doing. She truly lets you know she cares about your life outside of the office, and makes an effort to be part of it.
7. You Get Lunch Every Day
You love lunch time, because that means it's finally time to hang out with your work wife. You look forward to hearing about her day and catching up on all the scoop. Obviously, you're regulars at your favorite go-to spot down the road.
8. You Make Plans Outside Of Work
You've taken your work friendship to the next level by hanging out together on the weekend or after work. There's a difference between a friend you have out of convenience, and a friend you genuinely want to hang out with whenever. The latter is your work wife.
9. You Have The Same Interests
You most likely are passionate about the same shows, music, and movies. You can talk endlessly about what you like, because you know your work wife can totally relate. You have so much in common that it just makes sense that you two would be together.
10. She's Your Go-To Person
Like Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang, your work wife is your person. You run to her for everything. If you get an office-wide email, she's the first person you talk to about it. If you're dealing with relationship struggles and need some girl time for drinks after work, she's your chick. When you're hungry AF, you hit up her snack drawer because you know her snacks, are your snacks.