4 things to do when your friend becomes your boss
How do you relate with your boss friend bearing in mind that professionalism must be observed at all times, yet you don’t want to lose the friendship?
Vital changes have taken place in your quiet office space and have affected you, indirectly. The changes have directly placed your best friend a position higher than you.
You now report to him or her. How do you relate with your friend bearing in mind that professionalism must be observed at all times, yet you don’t want to lose the friendship? Here’s what to do:
Boss Friend Tip No. 1
Shhh! don’t tell anyone:
If people do not yet know about your friendship at the office, do not disclose it to them.
This will make them feel disadvantaged at the place of work and even when you genuinely deserve an award or accolades for a job well done, they will still think it somehow has to do with that friendship.
Boss Friend Tip No. 2
Drop the old habits:
You and your friend use to sneak out of the office an hour before 5pm. Now you still want to do it when they are the boss. They already know that trick.
You should first study your boss before pulling some stunts that are likely to jeopardise your relationship on all fronts.
Boss Friend Tip No. 3
Don’t ask for favours:
Don’t think that because your friend is now the boss, you can literary get away with anything.
Do not expect them to cover for you when you skip work. Granted, we all ask favours of the boss sometimes, but make sure you wait a long time before making your request. You need to cultivate the new relationship first.
Boss Friend Tip No. 4
Big brother’s watching you:
Just because you have been friends for years, doesn’t mean that your new boss thinks you are great at what you do. This is the time to prove your work.
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