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Selfish or Selfless? What’s your motivation?

L ast night my friend was very upset. One of her staff members had called in sick for the next morning. She herself had a very busy day of meetings and an overwhelming backlog of work to complete. It was close to midnight and she had exhausted all her possible options to fill the shift. She told me she was going to have to go into work for 7am to fill the busy part of the shift herself and her final meeting would be at 6pm. She would have to put in a 12 hour day right after having to work through her weekend due to throwing her staff a holiday party and having to attend a day long training session on her usual days off. She was holding back tears; exhausted. My friend is the hardest working person I know. While I have admired her tenacity at work for years, I have also seen the emotional and physical toll it takes on her.  I began to walk the fine line a best friend in this situation has to walk. Being a sympathetic ear while trying to get her to see the situation fro