Boss Says More Customers Or His Kids Will Starve!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about owner sending guilt trips:

My employer, who is the co-owner of the company where I work often makes comments like, “If we don’t get more clients or make more sales I won’t be able to feed my family.” I understand where he’s coming from but feel his comments are bringing down morale. It’s definitely not making me work harder. Instead I’m feeling discouraged I’m not doing enough. What is the best way to communicate about this sensitive subject with him?

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