SFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1394 times:
What the heck, I'm sure some of you would give me useful insights about this. I've been offered a great promotion in my job. Basically, I would make more than twice the money I make now. The deal here is that they are offering me the position of a friend of mine! Our boss told me that they are firing him no matter what, and they would like me to replace him. If I accept, he asked me to keep it secret for a couple of months and after that I will get the job. If I don't take it, they would get somebody else since the decision to fire my friend it's a done deal. This person and I started at this job at the same time and we have become pals. It's not a close friendship but I consider him a friend.
The issue here is if I owe him to say no this promotion out of loyalty to our friendship. I surely need the money but still I'm not sure. What do you think guys?
KROC From United States of America, joined May 2000, 19737 posts, RR: 76 Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1385 times:
First off, if he isn't a "good friend" and even if he was, its not your fault he is going to get fired...no matter what. It sounds like a great career opprotunity for you, and you would be foolish not to take it. I mean seriously, if the guy is getting fired whether you take the job or someone else does, then why should you pass up a big promotion?! Take it my man, take it.
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Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Well end all is that he's being fired regardless and they are going to replace him. Do you think he would rather it be some other person, or a friend of his that gets his job? Also, I hate to sound selfish but you have to look out for yourself in the corporate world. While its a bummer that your friend is getting fired, you should take the opportunity. Besides if you decline than you are both miserable, you accept then at least one of you is happy. I think it should also be easier in that they want you to keep quiet for awhile, which should alleviate him being able to blame you for taking his job. Good Luck.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12562 posts, RR: 64 Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1367 times:
Definitely take the job - as you've said, you won't be "getting" that job for several months, so your friend couldn't really hold it against you the same way he'd gripe if you took his job immediately after his termination.
Besides, if he's a good friend he'd understand and back you since it's a great career move.
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Ngr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 176 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1323 times:
I've never worked in a corporation, but for what its worth, I would recommend that you take the job. Promotions come few and far between, and if you reject, you may be permanently "stuck" because of not showing interest in career advancement. If your friend is a true friend, they will be happy for you, despite their personal pain, but be sure you let them know after the fact that you did not agree with them being fired, and comfort them, etc.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1301 times:
Take the job.
Personalities and friendships have no place in business. It's all well and good to get along on the job, and quite necessary, but business is business.
I would not hesitate.
If this person is a true friend he won't blame you. I'd have my suspicions he knows he's getting fired anyway - I can't imagine the company is just going to walk into this workplace one day soon and say, "Oh, by the by, pack your shit, you're outta here".