Why does he think he’s your friend?
Is it really possible to work somewhere and not have one person that you do not get along with?
Yes, it is possible. In most of my jobs, I’ve gotten along with everyone. A couple of jobs there were one or two people that I didn’t get along with.
A lot of it depends on the people you work with and a lot of it depends on you. If you’re a prick, then the answer is no, you probably never will work anyplace where you can get along with everyone. If you’re a generally likeable person and have a good attitude, people will generally like you.
I treat everyone at my office the same, whether its the mailroom guy, the security guy, the head boss or intermediate bosses. If you take the time to actually talk to people and find out things about them, you can always have a smile and something to talk about.
If you treat certain people as if dealing with them is a chore, they will pick up on it and tend to not like you.
Am I liked by everyone? The odds are against it, since there are about 120 people in my office, but I haven’t seen any outward signs of it. There are professional disagreements a lot of times and sometimes they get heated.
But in my office, we are able to distinguish between professional differences and personal differences. The people who can’t do this haven’t stayed around very long and have left on their own.
And yes, I do have friends in my office too.