I definitely saw this in action at the job I left a year or so ago. One particular element of that place was the bane of my existence, and the two co-workers I worked with most closely felt the same way. It helped to know that (a) I wasn’t crazy, it really was that bad, (b) someone understood and had my back when I just couldn’t take it anymore. No one else in the organization took the brunt of it the way we did, so we really were a team, and we propped each other up as much as we could. I thank God every day that I’m away from that job, but I still kind of miss my coworkers!