I started a new job and my boss is a friendly big personality. She has invited me to her home for dinner and also mentioned how she has an In ground pool and told me my kids and I could come use it in the summer. Along with my other few coworkers. What are your views on a friendship with your boss? This is all new to me.

Dear Amanda,

Congrats on the new job. It’s hard to know the rules of engagement when you have been out of the work scene for a while.
I like to say, we work together I am not your boss, in my office. I don’t see any issues with going over to her house for an occasional dinner or a summer party however I think it is a bit to close for comfort to hang at her pool with your kids.
Keep in mind if you have a friendly relationship and everything is equal and above board then that is fabulous but if there are suddenly “expected” favors or treatment then all bets are off.
Be mindful that you have to work together and be respectful of each other.

Good Luck & Huge Muther Hugs,

One Tough Muther

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