Should I Hire My Friend?
December 18, 2012 9:56 AM Subscribe
Should I hire my friend?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (21 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My relationship with my friend is that we used to be really close family friends. Well, actually, I used to be good friends with his wife years ago. Since then, we've drifted apart a bit (don't see each other as often) but we're still friends.
This friend of mine is looking for work and needs to find something soon... the position I have open would be appropriate for him but maybe not perfect. He would definitely take the job and I'm sure he would do fine (he's qualified). Although I think there are probably more highly qualified people in the universe, it might 1) take forever to find the perfect fit and 2) I could probably close this qualification gap by dedicating myself to really training and guiding my friend towards success.
1) Is it ethical for me to hire my friend?
2) Do you think it's a good idea?