As many of you know, I am the manager and David is the owner. So, David is the boss. Who he wants to involve in his buisness is (almost) his buisness. But, there is one person in particular who likes to constantly involve himself in the depths of the financial aspects of the lawn care. Honestly, I used to welcome his opinon, because he is a wealthy real estate developer....but 6 years ago I figured out that he has NO CLUE how to run a service based business, no clue what goes into a lawn care, its supplies, equipment, etc. And I really don't care to hear his "suggestions" anymore since they are generally not the best ideas. I would let it go, but I find he's arrogant and verbally abusive towards me. I have recently, in the past 3 months told him that I will absolutly not discuss the business with him ever. I will report to David only and I am not giving opinions or details in any manner. And, he says he respects me for my stand, that doesn't stop him from trying to peel it out of me, or worse...he's telling David that I am working against the welfare of the business and making statments like "Her silence means _____." And that gets David all wound up. Don't dog David on this one...he is sort of attached to this man personally, and sees him as a person who he wants recognition from. And heaven knows there are strings and pulls in town that help sometimes with work. What I need to know is how is the best way for a woman as myself to: A) Keep her man happy while... B) Trying not to dispise his choice of business advisors and.... C) Stick to my guns and standards and not let this guy's off-the-wall and uninformed suggestions hurt the business. FYI: I have a trusted business advisor that I seek info from when I am in a muddle. And David welcomes that advice as well. So, this man I am referring to is really not nessessary, IMO. Any suggestions....or am I just being a girl about this?