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Definition of co-worker question

I worked as a cleaner at an IT company. Were the IT staff my co-workers? Is co-worker the right word?

I need to know how to word this for a resume.
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In the same sense that the CEO is the co-worker of the IT people, yes.
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umop wrote: I worked as a cleaner at an IT company. Were the IT staff my co-workers? Is co-worker the right word?

I need to know how to word this for a resume.
It depends on whether or not your paycheck is written by the same company. At my building, the janitorial staff are managed by the building management, so in that sense, I'm guessing my company would actually be clients/tenants for them.

But I tend to shy away from the term "co-workers" on my resume, it has a slightly colloquial connotation to it. And I hate to agree with Syne, but in this scenario, he's kind of right. I'd usually assumem "co-worker" to be someone in the same role or similar role as myself, so no, I'd think the term "co-worker" wouldn't be the most correct term.

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