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Tim Tolan, CEO of Sanford Rose Associates® – The Tolan Group, Featured in Wall Street Journal, When a Promotion Means Losing Friends at Work
By: Sue Shellenbarger
Plano, TX | 2/27/2019
Getting promoted to management brings some welcome benefits, from higher pay and perks to elevated status. After the congratulations are over, however, many new bosses ponder a more subtle change: Why don’t I have friends at the office anymore?
Tim Tolan first noticed it when happy hour rolled around after his first big promotion at a previous employer. As a vice president overseeing several of his former peers, he could see the parking lot from his new office. “I looked out my window Friday afternoon, and there went the gang,” he says. “I also had a view of my former friends every day as they’d leave for lunch.”