How to Deal with My Manager?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about boss nepotism and favoritism:

I have been with this job for three years and my present manager used to be my team leader. I used to be in his inner circle but lately I feel I’m being discriminated. He got promoted as our manager; then to replace him, he promoted his brother-in-law and his best friend and recently hired his uncle to the team.

I read in our company’s handbook that hiring in-laws and relatives is prohibited, specifically if the position is subordinate to his position. But sensing the vindictiveness attitude of this manager and his lack of professional managerial skills, I find it hard to report this to upper management. This guy has the ability of making up stories to the point of distorting facts just to make himself look good and correct.

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