Sorry, Michael Corleone. This can also come in the form of "it's not personal." Many workers are not inclined “to sleep their way to the top." If we want to keep our business relationships personal by offering more than a website can offer, then we need to make them personal. here’s another example – my boss and i are friendly, she is very good to me. At that point, you won’t have to weigh whether or not … Not convinced? It was purely for the sake of saving money. A lot of the confusion in business relationships between people who are also friends arises because the participants don’t practice proper business etiquette. Please explain. it's none of your business Before, it was a phrase to notify someone not to get involved in whatever the situation is or what you're talking about. You're wrong. "Stacking the Deck" is about leading transformational change, and as Dave points out, you can't go it alone. I am a landlord (I hate that word, I sometimes say “landservant,”) do you have other examples that may support your question? (ugh, should’ve read @jca‘s quip first… deleting main body…). A protagonist who Stumbled Into the Plot might hear this, by the antagonist … I know Dave knows what he's talking about--he's one of my mentors. I fired someone in April this year because they were manifestly unable to appear for work at the time their contract stipulated they do so. I think that’s a limiting perspective grounded in the dollar and not the heart. If you work for me and behave in such a way as to affect my ability to carry out my responsibilities as a manager, husband and father, I will draw a line in the sand. Anything done in the name of profit is good, and anyone who would propose that the free market might not be the best possible way to solve a problem is committing blasphemy. With regard to the survival of the fittest theory, I always looked upon it as survival of those who work the hardest. And they were right; it was a business decision. Sheriffs are usually the ones to actually remove people from their shelters. We think our time is better spent "getting stuff done.". It’s not personal. I disagree that it’s not scalable. It is all about the money. By saying, “nothing personal, it’s just business” he was trying to absolve himself for his poor behavior … and hide his incompetence that led to the situation in the first place. $11.73. After five verbal warnings and finally a written warning, they proceeded to come in late three days later. You need a team, but it's not as simple as putting a bunch of high performers with the right skills in a room and telling them to solve a problem. I don’t know if he ever read it, but I know it represents his sentiments about being in a situation where he was killing German soldiers because “it was just business.”. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. how long is the landlord supposed to go without his payment? And that's what makes his counsel so valuable. “We don’t hate you, we just believe without a doubt that you are completely expendable.”. are we not understanding each other? This is a commonly used phrase and it's applicable in a wide range of circumstances. I find that the above is the most common reason someone uses this phrase … to absolve themselves for doing something bad in business to someone else. The reality is that business today is very personal. The first time I read it, it made me think of my father who fought in WWII. 2 days of good vs 5 days of grab fest seems like a no win situation to me…. Yes, there are times when someone may have lost their job and be having a bad streak of luck, but then the landlord should be expected to carry them? 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