DEAR ABBY: One of my best friends (I'll call her Peggy) has betrayed me. There was an opening for a position at my place of employment that paid more than the job she had. Peggy asked if I would help her get the job.
After attempting to put her off, and against my better judgment, I agreed to help Peggy because she had always been responsible at work. I spoke to the supervisor of the department and told her how reliable my friend was, so she agreed to interview her.
Abby, based on my recommendation, Peggy was hired, but after only four days, she decided the job was not for her and she quit.
Should I apologize to my supervisor? I know I'll lose respect from my co-workers because of what Peggy did, and I'd like to regain it. Am I justified in being angry with Peggy, and should I say something to her, too? -- EMBARRASSED AT WORK
DEAR EMBARRASSED: Since you went to bat for your friend, it would be in your best interest to apologize to your supervisor for the lemon you recommended. And you would not be out of line if you told Peggy that her irresponsible behavior damaged your credibility and embarrassed you. Next time, listen to your intuition.