I am the owner of small business and I employ a number of people I have become friends with and one of my good buddies I’ve known since we were kids. He came to me a few months ago saying he was desperate for work so I brought him on. He’s not a bad employee, he gets along with everybody and gets the job done but I’m worried that he’s starting to take advantage of the situation. He’s been coming in later and leaving early from time to time. Last week he called in sick and then I saw he and his wife were out for dinner and concert later that night and she posted it all over Facebook. I may have made a mistake mixing business and pleasure. Do I approach this problem as a friend or boss? – DW in Cambridge
What do you think? Give us a call at 519-571-BEAT, leave a message in the comments below, or on Facebook.
Do you have an issue, problem, conundrum, question, concern? Send it here and we could be helping you out on the next Beat Breakfast Panel.