A young boss..
Joined three weeks before your friend.
I suppose both are relatively new in the organisation and have not get their confirmation yet.
Don't you think it is natural for a the young boss to demand high performance in order to get a good confirmation package?
You and I have been young once, and we should be able recall how badly we want to impress our boss when starting out on the new job.
But from experience, we know that the young ones will chong very fast in the beginning of the race and it is the old horse who is going to finish the marathon in a strong fasion.
Tell you friend to sit back and observe the surrounding first, office is like a mine field, the young one is likely to set off a few mines if he is the commando type. Let the old ginger take care of him.
I took three months of observation before deciding who my lunch buddy will be. You may think it is simple thing, but the implication has deep impact on your career advancement.
It is not the hard work that is going to bring your friend to her knees, it is the politicking that's going to have the detrimental effects on her general well being.
I think her case is not that bad, considering I have to spend half an hour thinking who should I include in the cc list, whenever I have to send out senstitive Email.
When you get the wrong guys on your cc list...
that is it, WW3.