I am working for US based Organization as Development Team Lead in IT Department. 6 months back we have hired a new person. They come from the same state in India. I am his Boss. Initially I helped them to settle down in this new place as it helps for them to quickly focus on work. Finally they ended up living in the same Apartment community. Below are my observations about them:
- They are a good, honest and hardworking person and their work etiquette is also good
- They have some personal family problems
- They met the expectation with the help of others
- They are a little slow in learning
Everything is working good. Recently they started developing friendship with me beyond work. They invited my family for lunch over weekend. It went well. In return I have invited for lunch same and I feel it is even. Recently my family left for India for a 3 months Trip. But they started offering breakfast, lunch and dinner on every week end.
I don't know if they are genuinely trying to make a friendly relationship or bribing me to get work related favors in future.
I don't want to be bribed. How to refuse those favors in a positive manner?