How to address the situation?
My Manager, of a small office, is only friendly and talkative when the other coworker is around, both are males.
This extends to meetings where he feels it is appropriate to bring up his life and personal ideas for longer than the business meeting agenda.
It could be nice for a little personal discourse, but every time I chime in with an opinion or thought on his topic of conversation, I’m immediately shut down.
He directs his verbal discourse at the other employee, because the other coworker just sits there without interrupting and lets him ramble on. (My coworker had become his confidant/counselor)
Im not sure what to do or say at this point because our 10 minute meetings are primarily about 45 minutes now, due to my boss “venting”.
I don’t think it is professional.
Confused on how to approach this.
I’m concerned I’m being looked over and not considered part of the team.
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I like the company, and I’m not ready to make a move to a new company.
Are there any ideas on how to deal with this strategically within the company?)
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