A few months ago I got my MIL a temp/part time job at the company that I work. Its an easy job in a beautiful atmosphere. My MIL is older and I did not expect alot but did not realize what problems would arise. To make a long story short she spent 95% of the time on her cell phone(one day 6 hrs straight) and doing personal things while on company time etc etc etc. The owner does not spend time there but I was worried that he might come in and see this and it would reflect bad on me. Anyways, time went on and I told my DH about the issue. He said his MIL has never worked a day in her life etc etc. Also, MIL started complaining about issues she had no business getting involved in. I told her not to get involved.
Well, about 11/2 months later DH told me that MIL told him that she was going to do some addtl work for the company. She had spoken to my boss about her skills and she was getting involved in another area of the company. Dh said she hoped to be paid dearly for this. MY boss is cheap and would never pay. DH and agreed that it was not a good idea to involve her in any more of
my company's doings. Especially w her lack of work ethic etc etc. He had a long talk w her that I did not want her getting involved any further. She would not hear of it. He said she was like a pitbull!!! We both know her history. In the end it would only reflect badly on me. My boss is also a super difficult person to please and would hold me accountable for her actions. Anyways, MIL would not listen to DH and forged ahead w her plan. She called up a coworker and arranged a meeting without my knowledge. It was embarrassing b/c in my company we do not do things in that manner. My MIL had a plan of action and discussed this w my coworker who reports to me. She told me the details and asked MIL if I knew of this. MIL told her it was not important for me to know about this. There were a ton of details and plans she disclosed to my coworker. In the meantime, my DH told her again to please butt out and not get involved. I actually was sick home w laryngytus for 21/2 weeks while most of this occurred. It was very stressful. I spoke to my boss and he agreed it was not a good idea to pursue this w MIL. It was embarrassing to me that I had to even have this conversation w him. Anyways, MIL is mad at me b/c she feels that this was none of my business. She looked at this as her opportunity out of her bad personal situation. She has made some very bad financial decisions. Anyways, MIL is also mad at DH for getting involved that- it was none of his business. I have always had a great relationshjp w MIL and I thought I was helping her by getting a job which she has been unable to get. I was so wrong b/c she looks at it like she was doing me a favor. Forgot to mention she did email DH and me and I responded that I just want to keep Business and Personal seperate. I know the first rule I broke was that I should never ever have involved her in my work!! I knew this but I had no idea that anything like this could evolve. How do I resolve this w her? Am I wrong? Advice?