My friend of over 10 years hired me earlier this year to work for a major corporation making great money. She's my boss now and since then our friendship has not been the same. Oh, and did I mention she's now having a baby for my EX, which is why I think I got the job, she's feeling guilty.
I'm a very likable person and I allow people to be themselves with no judgment, and they love me here in the office. People she use to vent and complain about before my arrival aren't so bad, we all get along. I've been promoted already and things are looking on the up and up.
On 3 separate occasions in front of various co-workers, she seemed so surprised that I was knowledgeable about certain people, certain current events, and topics. She would say, "Oh, I didn't think you would know this!" "Oh wow, you know about that?" "I wouldn't expect you to know this?" and then she wants to know why I like something as if I'm not privileged enough to be exposed to such things. Today I almost lost it, but I need my job!
No, I didn't go to the best schools, nor lived in the best communities, or was raised by a rich family, but that doesn't give ANYONE grounds to insult me.
How do I express this to my sensitive friend/boss?