A：Good morning, Chen Hao..
A: I heard your best friend Brad got a promotion. Is that true?
A: That can make things awkward.
A: I think you will be able to work it out since you already recognize that things will be different.
A: That's one of the first things you need to do and soon.
A: Everyone knows that you and Brad are close friends. They are going to be watching to see what happens.
A: It could go two entirely different ways.
A: Because you are his best friend, he might be tempted to give you special treatment by offering you the best assignments and according you unusual favors.
A: Yes. It would affect the way everyone views Brad. He could lose the respect of everyone who works with him.
A: I don't have time to talk about that right now, Chen Hao. Shall we meet for tea this afternoon and continue our conversation?
CH: Amy, 我们上午说，如果Brad特别关照我，那对我们两人都不利。你说的另外一种可能是什么？
A: He might go out of his way to avoid any hint of giving you special treatment and treat you more rigidly than the others.
A: He might pass you over for assignments that you might otherwise have gotten.
A: I know that and I have heard you share some funny stories about each other. You'll have to be more careful about the tales you tell about your adventures.
A: Others might misunderstand and think that you are trying to impress them with the fact that you and the boss are best friends.
A: That's a possibility if things don't work out. If you can't accept Brad as your boss or he can't make the leap to being your supervisor, a change might be the only solution.