It's the third time it's happened this week. Jeremy is in Jessica's office with the door closed, and he's been there for 20 minutes. You're concerned about the situation, but you haven't said anything--because while Jeremy works for you, you work for Jessica.
And what would you say? "Stop having an affair?" You don't have any facts to back up your suspicions. But you're not the only one who has these suspicions--the grapevine has been buzzing with this rumor for weeks.
There are times when Jeremy, a sales rep, and Jessica, the VP of sales, do have to conduct business together. But they're making things uncomfortable for you, the sales manager. Your other reps believe not only that Jeremy and Jessica have an inappropriate relationship, but that Jeremy is getting preferential treatment.
For example, Jessica can assign house accounts to a particular salesperson. Normally she leaves this to you, but she's assigned the last two t...(register to read more)