Two Bosses and Nothing to Do

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about a boss’ wife who fails to delegate: I keep looking for more projects which she seems to take over too. What should I do?

I have two bosses in a way. One is my direct boss and the other is his wife. They have treated me very well as an employee but very often his wife will take on my work leaving me with little to do. My boss calls me and says why is she doing all this work? That’s why I hired you. I explain that I try very hard but she does it before I even have a chance to look at it. She says she wants to help out so things are done even faster. I have no problem with this but I don’t know what to do when well she is almost my boss as well. He didn’t say anything and he said, “Well just keep doing what you’re doing.” I don’t know what to do. His wife will always win this battle and literally he is paying me to do nothing. I keep looking for more projects which she seems to take over too. What should I do?

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