Dealing With Workplace Frenemies

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Have you ever been excited to show a friend your new skinny jeans only to have the person say, “I was reading that wide-leg pants are really hot right now”? People like this – enemies disguised as friends – are known as “frenemies” and are common in life.
In fact, you may know them best from work. Unfortunately, few things can wreak havoc on your career like a colleague who seems friendly to your face and is anything but behind your back. What do you do when you discover a frenemy at your gate? Following are some tips:

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