How do you tell a friend some news that might upset them? I have a friend that I also employ now and then. This person is going through a life change which is exciting. I fully support all of it. The problem is these changes effect our working relationship. My friend is not able to be available when I am in need of services.
I have put a Plan B in place. You know what I mean. I have another person waiting in the wings just in case my friend's life change takes my friend out of town or in another direction. I don't want to be left hanging.
Now, here is my question: How do I tell my friend that I have a Plan B? I have to tell him at some point that I have a substitute. I could just wait until my friend is not available and then call the Plan B person and that is an organic transition.
I just can't wait around for my friend to let me know one day that a month long trip to Katmandu is planned for next week and I am up a creek.
But I also don't want to lose a friend. My friend must understand that I can't wait around forever for my friend to figure out life.
Anyway, any ideas will be regarded.