thinking back a few yrs..........i had this friend(yea i know, you don't believe i have friends). he and i would do things like fishin, drinkin beer, hang out, whatever. if he needed a ride, or help with something, i'd help him. if i needed help, like wiring my trailer for the boat, or a mechanical problem, or putting in the air conditioner, he'd help me. it worked out very nicely. well, one day he asked if i could hire him, he needed a job. of course i said yes. our friendship took a drastic turn from that point on. it seemed that now our usual "exchange of favors" turned into hours on the payroll. i needed my boat trailer rewired, he expected now to be on the timeclock. i needed work done on the car, it was now on the timeclock. he seemed to think now that everything he did for me, he was to be paid for, yet my usual taxi service, and usual favors, etc was still considered a favor, like before. needless to say, our relationship has never been the same since then. he worked for me for one season. how did it end? he needed a ride to the doctor, i told him , " that will be $20. payment in advance required. " he looked at me confused, then said, "huh? what do you mean? i don't have $20." so i drove off and left him sitting there. i was perfectly willing and able to separate work issues from personal ones, apparently he wasn't. ever hire a friend? how did it turn out?