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Your Two Cents: Does Your Boss Play Favorites?

Just as your ninth grade geometry teacher favored the cute boys in the corner, your boss may very well play office favorites among employees.

It's one form of complicated office politics, and author Louellen Essex advises to consider your boss's rationale: "Is he or she supporting high performers they're grooming for advancement? If so, step up your performance and get yourself in that inner circle. On the other hand, if the boss is playing favorites due to friendships with employees, stay clear."


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