Friday, July 22, 2011

Tiger Woods and Steve Williams: Friends or Employee/er First?

Tiger Woods announced Wednesday that he and caddie Steve Williams will not be working together in the future on his website.
"I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it's time for a change," Woods said. "Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future."
One thing that I find interesting that relates to statement analysis- Order means everything.  Notice this part of the statement, "outstanding caddie and a friend," this clearly defines the relationship as a employee/employer relationship before their friendship.