My daughter and I work at the same company. She has a real jerk for a boss. One of my colleagues has seen him yell at her. I was later told that one of the secretaries found her crying in the ladies room. She hasn’t said anything to me yet. How can I help her?
A.It’s very hard to see a loved one treated in a way that seems unkind or unfair. And it’s even harder not to do anything about it. That’s one of the reasons many organizations don’t hire members of the same family. I’m sorry that your daughter’s boss is mean to her. But it seems to me that she is behaving in an extremely professional manner by not involving you. I urge you to let her handle it in her own way. Everyone has worked for a jerk at one time or another and we all need to learn how to deal with it without our parents.