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    Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    I am working in a government organisation.Just recently my boss selected me as one of the two employees to go on a very important work trip. Now he has asked me to choose my partner on my own. One of my friends wants me to choose him but I have my eyes set on another of my colleagues who is very hardworking. What should be done in such a situation?

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    sksingh Array
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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    Dear Friend,

    I can understand your worry here as on one hand you don't want to sour your relationship with your friend and on the other hand willing to take a decision which is helpful for your job.

    There is a way out here.

    You should meet you boss and explain your confusion over the matter. You should request him to choose the one that you think deserves to accompany you on the trip but announce that decision has been taken by your boss and not by you.

    This way you will achieve your goal and your friendship will also remain intact.

    Manage the incidents in such a way that it does not look fake or framed and everyone believe you.

    All the best.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    Hi,

    Congratulations for getting selected for a work trip.

    It is common expectation of a friend that if you get something good then you will share with him.
    A friend expects a lot more than he deserves in the professional field also.

    If you feel your friend can help you in the work then you can choose him.
    He will be happy and also support you as he is your friend.
    As a friend and colleague you must know his strengths and weaknesses.
    If he is capable and hard working smart employee , then it will be better for your work.

    If your friend is not capable and he is lazy ,not hard working.
    then you must not choose him.
    He can become a burden to you on your trip.
    You will have to do every work on your own, if your friend will not do then.

    As you said , another colleague is hard working , you can choose him.
    But you may loose your friendship.

    You must tell your boss about this and ask him to choose the colleague you want.
    Do not tell any one that you chose him.
    Let it seem to be your boss's decision.
    Or give complete authority of choosing another colleague to your boss.

    Good luck

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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    In such situation you need to think smartly as you should never take the decision on emotions as these will lead you to trouble. So if you like to select any of the person who is good at his work and also works hard as well as smart. Then you will get success definitely, if your colleague want you to select him then he is thinking of his benefit you need to think about your benefit i he can think like that then why dont you. So always think smart not give any point to raise finger against you as this is an important pproject and your boss trusted you to go for the same then you should not make a wrong choice , stop thinking that what you colleague will think or bla bla bla. Just be professional and take the decision whatever your colleague thinks about you. So always play safe dont show the stumps or you will be bowled out

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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a government organisation.Just recently my boss selected me as one of the two employees to go on a very important work trip. Now he has asked me to choose my partner on my own. One of my friends wants me to choose him but I have my eyes set on another of my colleagues who is very hardworking. What should be done in such a situation?
    Dear Aspirant,

    Congratulations for being selected for an important work trip.It seems you are good in impression.Keep it up.See a man has many friends,but the wise man accompanies the friends in need .Since you have been selected to go on work trip,so it would be wise to prefer a colleague who may be helpful to you in completion of the work,because your boss has selected you with some faith & he has left to you to select another colleague for you.

    If you don't complete the work well,you will have no excuse & it would be betrayal to your boss.This may affect your career.So select the colleague who may be really helpful to you.

    Thanks & good luck.

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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    hello,
    give a valid reason for your friend about the situation so that he would understand the situation and be on your side and every friend will understand other friend situation,so problem is cleared.
    if he does not agree then you say him that you will take him for another trip to satisfy him.
    or another way is to convince your boss and ask him for one more accomodation so that your friend would come.
    thank you.............

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    Re: Unable to make a proper choice as my boss wants me to select my partner to accompany me to a very important work trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am working in a government organisation.Just recently my boss selected me as one of the two employees to go on a very important work trip. Now he has asked me to choose my partner on my own. One of my friends wants me to choose him but I have my eyes set on another of my colleagues who is very hardworking. What should be done in such a situation?
    Hello Aspirant,

    Congratulations for being selected for an important work trip.it seems you are in a good book of your boss.You should prefer to choose your partner who is helpful to you.since it is an important tour for office purpose.

    You can say something to other friends that " I would like to accompany you in some personal tour."If we go together we may not achieve the official target for which we will not have any excuse to ask our boss.So kindly don't mind for it.

    Good luck.

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