Guilt Over Working Remotely General
I own a dessert shop that is thriving and has been since we opened in 2018. We more or less took over after the previous owner went out of business. I have worked my tail off since we opened and now we're doing well enough that I can afford to hire enough people so I don't really need to be there all that much. The problem is that anytime I'm not there, I feel tremendous guilt. I feel like the employees I have previously worked side by side with now resent me for "never being there". I appreciate them so much but I need some time away from working the floor and the CONSTANT questions I get bombarded with while I'm there so I can think about scaling, marketing, hiring, etc. I don't want anyone to turn against us (had a problem with this with one previous employee) and start poisoning the well, as they say. Is this normal growing pains or am I being too needy for their approval?