Someone Else's Job

I'm unable to tell a good friend why the clientele doesn't like his business.

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Understand

Sep 12, 2022 at 1:21am

Several years ago my friends and I were in a similar predicament. One of our friends had opened a small cafe. The food was terrible and the prices were ridiculous. Our friend, when he bothered to show up at all, spent his time hanging out chatting with the customers instead of managing his business. None of us wanted to be the bearer of the bad news. After almost a year of consistent losses, the business folded. Sometimes you just have to let people learn their lessons by experiencing natural consequences.

15 6Rating: +9

You big tease.

Sep 12, 2022 at 2:23am

Tell us!!

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Light bulb

Sep 12, 2022 at 7:11am

Maybe you could hire a writer to pen an anonymous letter explaining the reasons but not in your voice

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cat

Sep 12, 2022 at 7:21am

Sorry,if someone is a real friend,they should tell you the truth even if you know it's going to hurt their feelings.You can do this with sensitivity and kindness but true,genuine friendship is built on honesty.

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Pfff

Sep 12, 2022 at 7:38am

Some friend you are!

7 1Rating: +6

@understand

Sep 12, 2022 at 9:54am

I pray I never have "friends" like you. I definitely wouldn't stay your friend if I knew you'd kept what a terrible job I was doing from myself and decided to let me go down in flames without speaking up. That's what a true friend does, be honest, especially when it's something that important. Yes, they might have been mad at you but they'd thank you in the end. A true friend doesn't sit back for A YEAR, (probably) talk badly about my business and laugh as it burns to the ground with the other "friends". A girlfriend of mine is extremely honest.. one of those people who shouts it from the rooftops how honest she is even when it's unnecessary. It often sounds like boasting which can be very annoying but at least I can count on her to not let me run my crappy business into the ground. Why are you so scared to speak up? My good friend would have told me in an instant, "Hey, I think you're charging too much for this and I'm sorry I don't want to hurt your feelings but it tastes really bad..". I would have been hurt, yes.. but much more hurt when everything went down in flames. Maybe your friend would have appreciated that. Lessons to learn, I suppose.

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Well..

Sep 12, 2022 at 9:56am

Guess what that makes you? Not a good friend.

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I'm sure

Sep 12, 2022 at 3:50pm

You know what they say, if you can't control them anymore, control how others view them. Always works as far as your kind's concerned.

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If you were a true friend

Sep 12, 2022 at 3:58pm

Then you would put your friend's best interests first. Their best interest include staying financially solvent. Sometimes being a friend involves telling hard truths. If it's a real friendship, it will weather the truth.

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@@understand

Sep 12, 2022 at 4:34pm

I wasn’t that good of a friend. More a friend of his friend. I didn’t know him well enough to put myself in that place. In fact several other people were telling him, including his wife at the time, and he didn’t listen until it was too late.

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