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Savvy Confessions: Not Too Keen on Friend Working in My Company


This post was shared in our Savvy Confessions group by a reader who is reluctant to work with a pal because the situation might feel awkward.

A friend of mine, whom I just met, wants me to pass along her resume to my company and put in a good word for her. Don't get me wrong, I really like her and we really hit it off when we first met, but I just feel a little weird working so closely with her. A major part of it is that she will be working under me — the position she applied for is entry level because she's switching industries and doesn't have the experience for a higher position. I just feel weird managing someone who is older than me. What would you do in this situation? Pass along her resume and tell her you'll put in a good word for her?

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