Thursday, August 19, 2010
What Would You Do?
Okay, here's a "hypothetical" situation...
Let's say you need to hire someone for a day of work and long story short, you have two possibilities and only two. And for simplicity sake, let's say that their professionalism and skill level are just about even.
Option #1 is kind of a friend of yours. The two of you aren't BFFs or anything, but he's definitely more than just a casual acquaintance. He's asked that you keep him in mind when jobs come up and you agreed to do so.
Option #2 is someone you don't really know. But, he's related to somewhat of a friend of yours who's in a better position than you. This friend has asked that you keep their sibling/cousin/kid/family member in mind when jobs come up and if you find him something, your friend will in turn, "scratch your back".
So what would you do? Would you bring on your friend who you know and are more familiar with and would like to see get ahead in the game?
Or do you bring on the other guy because now his relative will owe you a favor? A favor that can be very valuable for you down the line...
Are you loyal to your friend? Or your career?