Whenever you say this to a Business person, they will nod and agree with you but they just don't believe it until someone they thought was their 'friend' does a number on them!
If I had a penny for every time I heard "He promised me he would pay his account so I did him a favour" I would be very rich!
Is it down to being gullible, too trusting or do they genuinely think these business men and women are their friends? Who knows, but the outcome is always the same....
They are not your friends, they never were, never will be and they will do whatever they need to in order to survive in this cut throat world we live in.
So, Julie from 3 desks down who opened the toilet door when you forgot to lock it and told everyone that you haven't cut the grass in a while - NOT YOUR FRIEND!!
And Billie, who promised you the Contract of your life, hasn't paid you a penny and owes you thousands of pounds yet still expects you to deliver at the drop of a hat - DEFLINITIELY NOT YOUR FRIEND!!
I'll leave you with one piece of advice - be friendly but be contractual - there are no friends in Business.
P.s Don't forget to lock the toilet door, especially when your Gardeners on holiday!
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