Question: What would you do in the following situation?
You work in a small family run business. You are one of 2 people working there who are not family. The others include your boss, her mother and her 2 daughters.
You are aware of some very inappropriate, unprofessional behavior on the part of your bosses mother when she is dealing with the clients. It is behavior that her daughter does not witness because when it happens nobody is there but you, the mother and the clients. It is also behavior that you would never get away with. It is at times demeaning to the clients as well. Aside from that, the mother is a very strong personality type who will probably tell you to where to go if you try and address the issue with her yourself. Also, this family group is very tightly knit...and the mother is like the head of the family.
Do you report the mother's behavior to your boss...her daughter? Do you just hope one of the clients will report it? Or do you just go about your business and do your job as best you can because you can't afford to risk losing your own job?
Thank you in advance for you responses....