How to be friends with your employer
Obviously it is not necessary to be best friends with your employer, and this is actually more likely to cause problems in the office than not getting on with them at all. However, you should make the effort to be friendly with your employer at the very least, as an employer that likes you will make far more of an effort with you if something goes wrong, or if you have a problem that only they can solve. Here are some tips for getting to be friendly with your employer, so that you have a better rapport than you have in the past.
- Be polite. Always remember that your employer is above you in the hierarchy of your workplace, and be polite and courteous with them. There is nothing wrong with having a joke with your employer, but get too informal and you actually risk damaging the relationship rather than building on it.
- Make time for them. Just as they need to make time for you, you should make time to talk to your employer and get some one on one time. This may begin as talking about your job, what you are struggling with and so on, but if you make these chats regular they should soon become more friendly.
- Include your employer. If everyone is going out for a drink after work, ask your boss to come along as well. Leaving them out all the time further solidifies the fact that they are separate from the rest of you, and does not promote friendship.
- Respect their position. Even if you are friendly with the boss, you shouldn’t expect them to be on your side for everything, or to make special allowances for you. Respect their job as well as thei friendship and your relationship should blossom.
What to do if you want to claim workplace compensation in Blackpool
If you want to claim workplace compensation in Blackpool from your employer due to an accident which you feel was their fault, the best thing you can do is to approach them first and let them know what you want and why. If your employer agrees with you then they may give you compensation without you having to take the case any further.
However, if not, you may have to get a lawyer involved, and the best way to do this is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and talk to the friendly, helpful team about making a claim for workplace compensation in Blackpool and whether or not you are entitled to make a claim. If you are then you should be passed over to an in house injury lawyer who can make the claim on your behalf.