Loss Of A Friend At Work

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about friendship.

My boss has become friendly with a friend of mine, who now virtually ignores me. How do I handle this? At work my boss never includes me in conversation i.e. at morning teatime.

Signed, Two Don’t Talk or Listen

Dear Two Don’t Talk or Listen:

Work is hard, especially hard when you feel rejected. A former friend has made a hit with your boss and ignores you. So does the boss. You voice two concerns: loss of a friend and being ignored by your boss. Obviously you feel doubly hurt. Would that the Workplace Doctors has a prescription that makes tea time a friendship builder, akin to dropping by at the pub or at Cheers where everyone knows your name.

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