I like you, but…

I’m currently interviewing people for a new position on my team.

Two of my good friends (one very close), considered applying for the job, and both decided not to. Both saw my job offering as “second” to another they received. Both said they’d love to work WITH me but not FOR me.

Humbling, indeed. And the question remains: is it great that they considered it, or damning that they rejected it?

Either way, it’s still good to HAVE them :)