My new job is at a small company. I regularly work with a very small team. Wednesday two of them went with me to lunch.
This was the second week in a row we've done this. Our first week I took us to a pho place near the office.
This time Coworker B picked a place, and it was damn good.
The whole experience made me very happy. I've worked at companies both big and small. I've had jobs where I had some degree of "work friendship", and others where I had none.
I am really liking my job, because I really like the people there. This is sort of new territory for me. When I interviewed for the job, part of why I wanted it was because I clicked so well with the interviewer, and then later on, with the higher-ups who called me for the gig.
I feel like I can do well there, that these people are my people. It's a good feeling.