Is there an issue if I’m a close friend to one of the associates on the engagement team? Should this friendship be under the table because other associates might perceive favoritism even there’s none?

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Yeah, I’d keep it quiet .

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It’s not great, but I see it as more of an issue when one person is a manager. However, if you have actual management/performance pull on the team you should reconsider whether being a close friend with one of the associates is actually a good idea.

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Everyone on my engagement team ended up being close friends after a few months. I don’t think it’s an issue. Dating might be a problem...

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I do performance review for the team with manager’s inputs...Sigh.

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