So My husband works in the oil field industry and we live 12 hours away from home. We are alone in the state we are in, and have no family close by. In 2017, My husband befriended his coworker and wanted me to meet his coworkers wife so I could have a friend in this town and since they had a little girl like us I agreed. We were good friends, went on a couple of family trips together, went to each others houses every other weekend, and though she wasn’t my cup of tea (due to her being very competitive in material sense and always trying to top me) I still was there in that friendship.
Well, we lived in the same apartment complex, I worked in the office as the assistant. Well to move out you have to pay the payout to terminate your lease, and well long story short they were going to abandon the apartment and move in total strangers to take over the apartment which is a big No no here at the complex. So I told her that I could get her lease terminated she just needed to talk to my boss, but she took it the wrong way basically saying that I was going to tell on her and she was going to have to pay the termination fee, and I told her that that wasn’t the case just that my boss knew I was friends with them and if she just abandoned the apartment and let some random people move in my boss will think I knew. Well she got mad and I got offended ofcourse and we stopped talking since October. My question is, was I in the wrong to tell her to let my boss know? Should I have just stayed out of it? Is ending the friendship over that justified?
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A female reader, Honeypie + ♥, writes (6 January 2019):
As it AFFECTED your job I don’t think you did anything wrong in letting her know that she could do it the RIGHT way instead of a semi-illegal way.Could you have stayed out of it, sure. That would have been easy too and then just plead that you had no idea, however… that could have jeopardized YOUR job.I wouldn’t really worry about this any more. This happened for a reason and you now don’t HAVE to socialize with her any more. Why waste any more energy on this? She didn’t sound like she was an actual friend anyways.
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