What is it with people who think professional politeness = WE ARE BEST BUDDIES YAAAAAY
If we are friends, or I especially like/appreciate you, I will say so. I have regular clients who have become friends because they are respectful and kind and good people. I have made friends on here who are…
I feel you there, I sometime come across the same thing with my work.
“Yes, I’m aware that I’m nice to you each morning when you come in to eat, but that’s my job.IM not going to risk my job doing a ‘favor’ for you because you mistakenly think we’re friends for some reason” (I actually had to say that to someone the other day too…)
Personal and professional relationships are fairly clear cut in most cases. Sure the lines can blur a lot, but they tend to be fairly easy to differentiate. But I guess some people have trouble telling them apart, maybe a lack of any real experience? I don’t know.
I feel like it happens more with people who don’t get a lot of IRL human interaction, so as soon as someone is nice to them they think it means instant friendship. So yeah, I think you have a point there.
I personally can’t keep track of a lot of people, largely because of my anxiety disorder and how it negatively affects my ability to retain information.
If I even tried to make friends with everyone who messaged me, I would have time for nothing else.
So yeah. Unless I heavily imply/outright say otherwise, y’all can assume our relationship is a professional one.
Haha, we are so similar on the front of not being able to remember people. I deal with the same 100 or so people here most days, and I still barely know 20 of them after a year, haha.
I’m so bad at remembering names.