(Closed) Dun dun dunnnnn…Job Dilemma

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hmmm, before I give my take on it, can you tell us how his relationship is with his brother/ family?  Any past strained relationships?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@figgnewton:  I would take the casino job if I were him. Business and family do not always mix well. There is always the exception and some people have no problem working for/with family members, but if you want to ensure that your family relationships stay intact then I would take the casino job. Not to mention that job is immediate with more pay. I would not put off a job that starts now for one that may or may not come to fruition in June.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@hotpinkbride:  Good point

I can see why you’re struggling to make a decision!  However, given the financial situation, I might go with casino as well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Casino job, nothing good comes from working for family. It may be good now, but what happens if the pest control business isn’t great.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@figgnewton:  Also, do both jobs have benefits? If one does and the other doesn’t, then I would take the one with benefits…unless he already gets them through you and your work. If he does work for his brother I would also try to have him sign formal employment agreements to try to prevent any disagreements over compensation, hours, vacation, etc. in the future. Better to protect himself on the front-end.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If offered a job at the casino I would take it. He can always leave the job later to work for his brother. What if things get delayed again or it doesn’t go as planned? You have to do what is best for you and not depend on what you hope to work out. Just have him tell his brother that once the business is ready he will work for him. In the meantime people have bills and you can’t be expected to just wait and hope.

I would put “working for family” as both a pro and a con. I think working for family isn’t all its cracked up to be and often causes A LOT of drama. Issues with pay also come up pretty often.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’d take the casino job in a second.  Once he gets started, there shouldn’t be an issue with him taking a few days off when the baby is born (HR Bees would know better, but doesn’t that qualify under FMLA?).  Honestly, more money is good when you’re about to have a new addition, as is being able to cut your hours back.  Finally, it’s a steady job, and this economy makes those jobs hard to come by.  I think taking the casino job is a no-brainer.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Casino Job!

It starts sooner, pays more, and means you don’t have to deal with the potential drama of working for family.

This is a no-brainer to me.  🙂

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@figgnewton:  Must depend on where you are.  I’m a manager of a group of people and have never, ever, ever denied time off when there was an emergency/life change/big event.  They may have to take time without pay if they haven’t accrued the time off, but I really don’t think anyone would deny leave for a birth.  It’s definitely a question to pursue though!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@figgnewton:  I think even if you work less than a year you can still take FMLA, but it isn’t necessarily paid time off. It depends on the employer. At my work FMLA is unpaid leave.

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