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|Wed, 08-25-2010 - 6:03pm|
My boss and I became "work friends" over the past year, and got especially close the last few months while the big bosses were on their summer vacations. No funny business - totally platonic, but a work spouse relationship of sorts. We'd talk about work stuff and our interests and just laugh together. We had lots of inside jokes, and talked often. Now the bosses are back and it's very busy, and he's treating me completely differently, and instead socializing with the other bosses only. It's not like he's always acted like this toward me when the bosses were around - even before the vacation season, he often treated me more like a peer than just a co-worker. Our relationship has completely changed to just all-business. We hardly even communicate. He's not being social like he used to be - not asking me to have lunch, no small talk, no fun e-mails or IMs. It's not that he's being unpleasant or rude, but it's definitely just very different now. Even my other co-worker has noticed the change and says he's being two-faced and weird. Why would he have built up a friendly relationship with me, and now he's treating me like just another colleague, almost like our friendship or whatever you want to call it never existed? Nothing changed except for the bosses being back, so I know I didn't say or do anything 'wrong'. Advice??