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This week we talked with work best friends Gina Curiel and Sas Ruazol, night-shift dispatchers for the UCSF Police Department. After working together for three and a half years, Gina and Sas can finish each other’s sentences. With the 2023 Gallup Staff Engagement Survey coming up April 11-May 5, we wanted to spotlight the top talked-about question: “I have a best friend at work.” Plus, see this week's Hot Jobs.

Gina Curiel and Sas Ruazol
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April 5, 2023

Best Friends at Work Gina and Sas



Having best friends at work is about teamwork and trust. Sas and I are in these four walls for 12 hours together for our overnight shifts. In our line of work as dispatchers, we really rely on each other. Sas even became part of my wedding! Because of COVID, my family didn’t get to celebrate my official wedding, so we held a vow renewal ceremony. We needed someone to “officiate” the ceremony and Sas jokingly offered to help.



I was joking when I offered to “fake” officiate Gina’s wedding but then we thought, why not? We worked on the wedding script together. We spend so much time together. Things happen in our personal life. We lean on each other and take care of each other. Gina is our wellness champion. She brought in treadmills for our desks, and she gets me to walk.



READ MORE Friendships at work can boost happiness. Here's how to nurture them NPR article




Gina – My homemade Brown Butter Rice Krispy Treats and almond croissants

Sas - Snickerdoodles and almond croissants

But wait there's more...

How is the workplace working for you? We want to know!

The 2023 UCSF Gallup Staff Engagement Survey begins next Tuesday, April 11 through Friday, May 5.



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