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Terrible boss but won’t quit job

Dear Wendyl, My wife works for the worst boss in the world. He often “forgets” to pay her, but she keeps going back.

**Dear Wendyl,

**My wife works for the worst boss in the world. He often “forgets” to pay her, but she keeps going back. Recently she worked for a whole month before he coughed up any money, but she still won’t leave because she feels sorry for him. He tells her these tales of woe and she takes them all hook, line and sinker. How do I get her to leave and find a job where she is appreciated… and paid?

*Simon, by email

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**Dear Simon,

**You can’t. It’s her life, her job, her money and ultimately her decision. I realise that it might be frustrating for you to be without her earnings for a month but she must have her reasons and it seems like she gets paid in the end. Leave her be and when she’s had enough she’ll leave. But one thing’s for sure – if you niggle and nag, she’ll dig her heels in and never get another job.

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