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Will my friends still be friends when I am their Boss

Birdy,

I think I will be made the boss at my work. It's a restaurant and I've been working there for three years while I go to college. The trouble is, my co-workers might treat me differently, and I value their friendship. Should I reject the position? Henry


Hey Henry,

Firstly, congratulations on the potential promotion! It's a great achievement and shows that your hard work and dedication have been recognized.

It's normal to have concerns about how your co-workers might react to you being their boss. However, don't let fear of change hold you back from seizing a great opportunity.

If you do get the promotion, it's essential to approach the situation with humility and respect for your co-workers. Acknowledge their expertise and contributions to the team, and let them know that you value their friendship and want to continue working together harmoniously.

Being a boss doesn't mean you have to change who you are or how you interact with your co-workers. You can still be friendly and approachable while maintaining the professional boundaries that come with the role.

It's possible that some co-workers may need time to adjust to the new dynamic, but as long as you treat them fairly and with respect, they are likely to appreciate your leadership.

Remember, being a boss can be an opportunity to support and guide your team to achieve their best. Embrace the challenge, and let it be a chance for personal growth and development.

Take care, Henry, and trust yourself to handle the situation with grace and professionalism.

Wishing you success and happiness in your journey,

Birdy

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