Why I don’t have friends

1. A friend asks me Monday, hey, could you help me with a cover letter? I say sure. She sends me the job posting. As in, I am supposed to read it and write the cover letter for her.

2. Another friend is applying for a job with the FBI, apparently, because I get papers in the mail asking me to provide a detailed reference. In case you’ve never given a reference for someone in law enforcement, they investigate you, too. Thanks for the surprise.

3. You know what I did today? Met a potential candidate for a job I’m hiring for. Because I don’t have time during the week for this.

I say all of this to say, I don’t have time for this. I don’t mind working to keep a friendship going. I do mind working during my rare non-working hours. I mind it even more if there’s no benefit to MY career.

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