Petty Complaints By An Unhappy Boss

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about former boss’ emails:

My supervisor has recently moved up the ladder into a position with more authority. I am now doing the priorities of her old job and my old job. She recently said something to the effect that she could no longer ignore the fact that there are aspects of her new job that are stupid. After that statement, and over the last two weeks, she has repeatedly nicked me for what I think are petty complaints such as beginning e-mails to her with “Hey” – something I’ve done for 8 years. I’m starting to feel that she is complaining about these petty things because she is unhappy and jealous that I sort of have her old job, which she did like. Do you think this is a fair assessment on my part, and if so, what should I do about it?

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