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My Boss is Cheating on His Wife, What Should I Do?

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Dear Experts,

I just got a job working for a guy that has been my idol for awhile now. I’ve known him for years, kept in touch with him after I graduated, etc. I was so psyched when he offered me a job a few weeks ago at his company as a sort of assistant. He’s a really busy guy, has a couple of businesses, is very well-known and successful in my town.

So, imagine my surprise when I learned this week that A) he’s cheating on his wife, and B) he expects me to cover for him when she calls. I don’t know what to do. I know his wife, she is very nice. I think it’s terrible that he is cheating on her, but I don’t know the whole story, nor do I want to know.

I just want to do this very cool job (I’m getting paid well too), learn a bunch, and hopefully, move on and up in his company. I haven’t told ANYONE about his – not even my girlfriend because she would tell me to quit. Also, I would hate for it to get out and be my fault.

What’s your advice?

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