I’m Son-In-Law Of Owner With Jealous Manager!

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about jealous manager:

My manager is obviously jealous of me because my father-in-law is the owner. I just started 2 mo. ago and she has been here about 6 months. What can I do?

Signed, Son-In-Law

Dear Son-In-Law:

Relatives employed of an owner often are looked at suspiciously by other employees. The only thing to do is work hard to prove you are worthy of the position. If you are doing your job to the very best of your ability, without asking for preferential treatment, your manager will come to recognize your worth.To make an early good impression seek out your boss and learn specifics about what is expected of you and when. Also do your best to find small projects that you can do to prove an early success. Then put the worry about jealousy way back in your mind. See ways you can make your manager look good. Think WEGO and do let us know in a few weeks how things are working out.

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