Can you be friends with your boss and should you be friends with your boss? What about someone you meet at work and become friends with — does that friendship have different rules and considerations because you work together, compared to a friendship that is personal or with someone you met when you were both in school together? How can friendship help you advance in your career without being called an opportunist?
These are just some of the questions that Jan Yager explores in Who’s that Sitting at My Desk? ( http://www.jaicobooks.com/).
A PhD in Sociology from the City University of New York, Yager is adjunct sociology professor in the University of Connecticut, Stamford campus. On http://www.janyager.com/, you will find a long list of books she has authored.
Excerpts from an e-mail interview: