My best friend made me lose my job
16 August 2016, 16:00
Nairobi - I like the way when I go to social media or
some motivational page, I will see people inspiring others with a sense of
togetherness and how to help each other grow.
But let us think about this realistically,
does that actually happen in real life? What I am thinking is a lot of people would
actually have a job if there friend had told them about their company having an
open position but they don’t. Why?
I was having this discussion with a colleague
and he told me, he knows a couple of his friends who are looking but in real
life, he would rather have a stranger get the promotion before him, than him
bringing his friend to his place of work and they get to a higher status before
Which is why many people would never mix
their work/ career with friends and family.
Not because you are afraid they will do a
bad job and let you down; if anything most people want to be better than you.
I have a real life story for this one
because that is where I got this idea from.
My friend came to see me this morning.
She was eating, so I knew there was a
She was demoted from her management
position. She went from a higher to a lower status. The pay is still there but
it is like they have just given her a heads up to look for a new job.
She ran the place for them so when they had
an opening for a receptionist, she went and got one of her friends and hired
her to relieve her from joblessness/ unemployment.
It seems that might have been a bad idea.
Her friend might be getting her job because
she went behind her back and after telling the big boss of the current faults
in the system that might have been my friend’s fault; they came to the
conclusion that she might be a better fit for the job.
Is it the friendship that is poor or is it
just that; never mix your business with some frienemies?
This case here is a perfect example of why
people never take their friends to the workplace. You would rather get a
stranger to get you demoted or get a promotion before you; but someone you
personally brought in to help? That is why your friend has never told you of an
opening even if they keep on talking about needing someone in this or that.
No matter how much empowerment and
solidarity people harp on in social media; in real life, it is rarely if ever
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