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Daily Dilemma: My Friend (Employee) Is Slacking On The Job

Dear Rebecca & Burns,

A close friend and I have worked together for almost seven years. In fact, he got me the job. I have been promoted to department head, which was unexpected. Now my friend is always late and cutting corners. This puts me in a tough position because our wives are good friends, too. I don’t know how to handle this in a way that will keep our family’s friendship intact. I’m not a big fan of confrontation.

What should I do?

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