Colleagues vs Coworkers

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These two are very, very similar but just slightly different!

All coworkers are colleagues but not all colleagues are coworkers.

Let me explain.

  • If I work with James at the same company and see him every day then he is my coworker.
  • However, Sarah works at the same company but I don’t work directly with her. She is a colleague.

So coworkers are people that you directly work with and perhaps have a personal relationship with whereas a colleague is someone that you don’t see a lot, however you know they work at the same place as you.

 

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