I have often written that life is cyclical. What goes around always tend to come around again. The other day I got a ‘friend request’ on Facebook from someone who I use to work with during my retail management days. I can remember him as being quite authoritarian in style and that’s me being very kind about him. He was the type of person to step on people to achieve his goals without any thought for others or the bigger picture. He was self centered and his people skills were non-existent.
The offer to be a friend with my old colleague was rejected for two reasons. Firstly, I wasn’t going to be another indiscriminate Facebook conquest. Secondly, even though I have a few company Fan pages on Facebook; I tend to keep my Facebook activity to friends and family.
I didn’t look into the personal circumstances of my former colleague to see if he had changed. However, it did get me thinking that if I got in touch with an ex work colleague a decade later, that I would hope that they would think better of me.
Always treat people the way you want to be treated.
Happy New Year.