The buddy boss wants to be your friend, not your “superior.” He wants you to like him, and because friends stick up for friends, it might be a good investment to spend some time with him. However, be forewarned: hanging out with buddy boss during your work hours could have you working nights to keep up. The key here is balance.

A boss is a person who is in charge of other people. Bosses may be overseeing just one person, two people, a group of individuals, or a department. They may also be in charge of a company or even a group of companies.

My boss is the person who gives me orders at work. In other words, they tell me what to do.

The word is not a formal title. People who employ or superintend workers are their bosses. They make decisions and exercise authority over them.