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advice needed about difficult work situation please!

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Empress Sun 27-Feb-05 20:25:04

This is a tricky work-related relationship issue, really, but there wasn't a category for that so I've put it here! we have a new boss, who's driving me mad..she's v unpopular, laying down rules nobody likes, and all of the staff are actively looking for other jobs, including me. the particular problem i have is that she has kids same age as mine and has recently moved to a house 2 doors from mine, so her kids and mine are becoming friendly. i feel like theres no escape, work stress is running over into our home life and its really getting to me. i want to tell them i want nothing to do with them outside of work but that would be very unfriendly and we have nothing against the kids, they're nice kids. any advice on how to handle this situation?

Tinker Sun 27-Feb-05 20:27:05

No advice but sounds nightmarish having hated boss living next door but one.

WideWebWitch Sun 27-Feb-05 20:29:25

I think I'd be busy a lot so my kids didn't see hers. I can't see any other way around it until you have a new job and then the problem will go away because it won't matter if her kids and yours are friends will it? Or let the children all play and just don't talk to her much if you can help it. Don't know if that's do able though.

Empress Sun 27-Feb-05 20:43:28

posted this message without a title, ooops, sorry, made a bit of a hash of this!. forgot to mention as well that one of the problems is i no longer feel i can talk freely at home, eg talk about work, because i'm worried my kids will say something to her kids and it will get back to her and work will be even worse. i've applied for 10 jobs in the last 2 months to get out of this situation so its not as if i'm not trying to sort it out, but have got nothing so far.

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