I have this job in the US for years now. I come from a different country and a different culture where people don't frequently say thank you at workplace. Over the past few years, my boss would thank me for all the hard work I've done once in a while. In the beginning, I thought he was just trying to be polite and respectful as I'm from a different culture, which is good and I'm grateful for all that. But as time has gone by, I've been working for him for years now, he still does that from time to time, which makes me feel like that he does not think of me as his own kind, and seeing him never do that to other American co-workers makes me even more uptight about the situation because it feels like that I'm being edged out. I'm worried.
Sometimes, I even feel frustrated because of this. Is the relationship between me and my boss abnormal? I just want to be treated equally just like the rest of my co-workers. Or am I really overreacting here?