a non-sexual relationship where an employee relies on his boss for multiple aspects of assistance while at work and sometimes beyond. often results in physical acts of assistance such as lifting heavy objects, opening tough jar lids, and in lengthy sessions of advice or guidance.
Boss...loosens parts and hands back to employee: "Here you go."
Other employee: "What's that all about, Boss?"
Boss: "Oh, I have to open things like that all the time for him. It's like he's my work-wife."