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I have been tasked to create some videos.

They asked me to recommend someone for the other side of the camera. I did. A friend.

Yesterday my friend was notified his work wasn't up to snuff.

I am meeting this friend in an hour or so.

How have you handled this sort of situation?

You got the gig... your friend didn't.
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Member KitK private msg quote post Address this user
Yes. I told her the quality of her work is starting to decrease in quality. Gave her a week to get her act together. She did not. I told her that was the last writing gig from me. We stayed friends.

Never hire a family or a friend.
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@KitK

Don't do business with friends and family. Same in your country as mine?
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Member KitK private msg quote post Address this user
I think it is the same everywhere. The thing is when you have high level of familiarity with each other, people get complacent.

In the back of their minds, "Eh, Kit won't mind if the quality of my work tanks a bit... he is my friend!" They do not proofread their work... I correct a few misspellings.

Then it becomes many misspellings.

Then they copy two or three sentences.

Then they copy half of the seed article.

Then they present me with a completely plagiarized article.

(OK that was an exaggeration, I stopped that when I saw too many typos, but you get what I mean.) ._.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
@KitK

Friends expect you to step up and be lenient because they are a friend...instead of stepping up and being a friend and giving you more than you asked for.
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Member jycmba private msg quote post Address this user
@Belew - a true friend wouldn't expect (much less assume) to get immunity from being voted off the island.

When I think of "firing a friend," it brings back a painful memory of helping a contractor out by loaning over $50,000 - and while I did my part to try & help him sell his home, he failed to deliver.

Not only did this ex-friend lose his home and me, a painful amount of money - we have spoken for years, whereas we saw each other nearly every other day for years.

Friends can be forgiven, but that doesn't mean that the friendship will be the same again.
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@jycmba

Thanks for sharing this experience.

I tend to have a very short memory. It goes with my short fuse.

I can get angry rather quickly, but then forget why just as quickly.
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Member cpeters25984 private msg quote post Address this user
DOn't do busines with friends or family, always goes bad.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
I feel that it depends on the personality.
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Member morrnel private msg quote post Address this user
Friends have worked for me and I have worked for friends. We set our expectations so there are no surprises. Problems occur when those expectations are not set.
When you loan money, assume you will never see it again. Then when you are repaid, expectations have been exceeded.
I know of many businesses that are held together with family and friends. They work.
Chinese rather work with family and then friends. You know them, but you don't know strangers.
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Member tienny private msg quote post Address this user
@morrnel I agree.
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Forum Owner Belew private msg quote post Address this user
We talked. We are still friends. Whew!
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