Yes, its just me now. ~Bliss~
But previously yes and no. My last position was that of a HR Manager and while I may have liked some of the people that I worked with and desired to develop stronger friendships both at work and out of work, I had to be careful to maintain a professional distance, while still showing that I cared about them as a person and employee. I've had to let people go that I have liked. Decisions that I have sometimes disagreed with, coming from upper management especially those decisions that are designed to and not from a friendship angle, but from a ethical and business decision stand point. I am all for believing in people and providing them with proper training, support and equipment to do their job efficiently and effectively while having fun. Having to carry through with employment counseling which may lead to termination, makes this process very, very, difficult if your close to the colleague you are having the discussion with, so I've tried to maintain a healthy distance.