Boss drinks before work and on lunch break

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about alcoholic boss:

I work for a retail store in a small town. We have a sense of family here and this isn’t always a good thing in the work place. Our store as a whole has broken many corporate policies regarding social gatherings and special consideration for employees over customers.I believe that due to this relaxed work environment we give each other much more room to bend or even break rules than is beneficial to us or our company as a whole.

The biggest problem is my boss. I believe she is an alcoholic. I have smelled alcohol on her breath and she has trouble showing up to work when scheduled.  Everyone knows and recently the problem has gotten so out of control that we have been unable to reach her when she is needed. The responsibility falls on our assistant manager and sales leads to pick up the slack, which they are not always prepared to do.

read more