If you don't love the people working at your office, should you be worried that the job is not right for you?

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It doesn't mean that the job is not right for you but it could mean that the position is not quite the right fit. If you love what you are doing but not who you are working with, then you can always try and find a job doing the same thing but with a different company.
Absolutely not! Just because you don't like classmates in your favorite class, is that class not right for you? If you enjoy your position and working that field, then don't let your coworkers make you think about leaving. If you have a problem with some of your coworkers, confront them or go to HR and try to find a solution.
No! Loving your coworkers isn't necessarily a requisite for loving your job. I'd venture to say never to leave a job with a position you enjoy just because you don't like your coworkers (as Victoria mentioned, it's totally different if your coworkers are hostile/problematic/harassing you, in which case contact Human Resources and/or leave the job). Otherwise, know that you can keep interactions with coworkers as short as possible while still getting your job done, and never base your own decision to leave a job off of your opinions/feelings about coworkers. Your current coworkers could decide to resign tomorrow, and you'd still have your job--but if you quit the job and the coworkers quit tomorrow as well, you just lost a job that could've gotten better had you stuck with your actual position. Turnover happens, so you might eventually have better coworkers. Stay focused and present in your position, and you'll enjoy your job regardless of what coworkers are doing.
Absolutely not. While working with people that you love is certainly a great thing, it's not everything.

If you can coexist with your coworkers, if they're just good acquaintances and pleasant, there's no reason to worry as that's completely normal. In fact, there are many people that will say they can't stand their coworkers, but they stay for the job.

Unfortunately, the odds of getting a position in which you love the job and your coworkers are pretty slim, so if you enjoy your job, don't worry too much about the people around you (unless of course it's a hostile environment, in which case you should reach out to HR and potentially leave that company).

So if you're getting along fine with those around and you like your job, stick it out. People will come and go, but a job that you love is a rare find, so don't leave because of the people around you.

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