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7 Ways to Avoid Being Friends with Coworkers

What to Do When You're There to Work, Not Make Friends

7. Structure Your Time

The busier you are at work, the more likely you will be to focus on what you should be doing.

Plan out an hourly schedule that keeps your projects on track and forces you to avoid procrastination. This will naturally lead to less time milling about with coworkers and fewer bits of juicy gossip to ponder. Stay focused.