I got a job offer to work with a company where I know 90% of the people by name, and 60% of they employees are my close friends.
The job is a network engineer. Since the relationships I have built with them are personal, trust is already there. But that puts my expectation of mutual trust between colleagues little bit higher than what I should expect, in my opinion.
We have shared all the messy things we did in school and in working places. I shared my bad experiences during previous employments, too. They know that I was not entertained by the job (Current job and its scope is out of my career) and I did quite unethical things on the job (sometimes together with them).
We all were very comfortable sharing things. As friends we accept each other. Their boss banned me, and outsiders in general, from visiting their work place, in order to improve their employee productivity. Recently, he caught us violating his command. He is the one who interviewed me and hired me. How can I turn these relationships into work relationships?
My previous employers have connections to the company I'm going to work at. Both are competitors. I don't know how that would affect this offer.