Question/Probe 1: How do you feel when you are interacting with your boss? Probe: Why do you feel that way?
Response 1: I feel a little bit uneasy, just because I know that this person has the power to end my career if he wanted. I suppose I feel that way because I have seen his temper flare before and so I know it is in my best interest to keep my head down.
Question/Probe 2: How do you feel when you are interacting with your co-workers? Probe: Can you tell me about the different interactions
Response 2: It all depends on who you consider to be a coworker. When it comes to folks that are at my level in terms of operational duties and power, I enjoy interacting with them and enjoy it very much. When it comes to folks that I have direct supervisory power over, I dont like it much at all. When I am interacting with the former, I am able to tell small jokes or we can complain about various minor job annoyances. When it comes to the latter, I basically dont say anything outside of official duties for fear that any sort of joking will come back to bite me.