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BG529 BG529
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So i work for my SOs brother in law. In his custom car shop and latley I just feel really used. I make less than $2 an hour. and all I do is put up with rude people. and his attutidue all day. (it's a super long story on how I started there, and I don't wanna get into it unless I have to) But on sat, now mind you my SO and I both work there more than 40 hrs a week. we even stay late if we have to... anyways. he hired another guy who is garneteed $300 or more a week... doin the same thing my SO does but makes way more because he has a wife and a family. but it's not right. because we are trying to get out on our own. and everything. we can't do that on what we make.
I'm scared that his sister is going to become mad at me if I find another job... and I just don't know what to do. sorry for the ramble...

any advice will be greatly apprecated.
05/21/2012
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Emerlyn Emerlyn
I'd look for another job, to be honest. I wouldn't quit until finding a second job though. Is... is it even legal to do that? Pay someone different wages for doing to same thing?
05/21/2012
ghent529 ghent529
Sure it is it all depends on whos been there longer, and who knows more about whatever they are doing
05/21/2012
TheSinDoll TheSinDoll
Who gives a shit if she gets mad? If someone is pissed because you've found a way for you to better your situation in life, then that completely exposes them for the type of person that they are.

They'd much rather have you there to use, rather than for you to be in a position to better yourself.

Step up, Honey. You have to do what's best for you and yours.

..and right before you go.. punch her in the jaw for that $2/hr. That's shameful.
05/21/2012
Ansley Ansley
What they are doing is extremely illegal and you can have their business license revoked. End of story. And if you don't care about your relationship with them, then I would highly suggest sending that info to the Department of Labor.

Never, EVER, work for free and you damn sure shouldn't do it just because you're related to the boss.
05/21/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I hope you don't find me rude for asking, but why in the world are you working for $2 an hour?! Even at Mc Donald's you can at least make minimum wage! Don't let these people take advantage of you just because they are your "relatives"! What they are doing is wrong and ILLEGAL.
05/21/2012
tiggle biddies tiggle biddies
2 dollars an hour is ridiculous! quit right now because your family is using you and find a job that will pay at least minimum wage
05/22/2012
MamaDivine MamaDivine
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Originally posted by BG529
So i work for my SOs brother in law. In his custom car shop and latley I just feel really used. I make less than $2 an hour. and all I do is put up with rude people. and his attutidue all day. (it's a super long story on how I started there, and ... More
well firstly, if you are on the books as an employee, legally he has to pay you minimum wage, doesn't he? Unless you;re a waitress or another job that comes with tips. Not sure totally how that works, but Im pretty sure that if you're technically an employee of the shop, then you should be getting at LEAST min wage.

I would find another job. There are PLENTY of jobs out there. I know some say there isn't, but there is. You just have to know where to look. A lot of places (I have found) are taking folks off the street and not even posting ads for positions available. Some people don't realize they NEED to hire anyone, until someone asks for a job and they think "Yeah, we COULD use another employee" and they'll hire you on the spot. It all depends. You have to go in with confidence and show your enthuisiasm in working with them. Depending on your creditentials and how well your resume is worded and formatted, you might just get a good job just by walking into a place off the street. You'd be surprised. Most places don't want to pay for ads in the paper and sites. Try it, you might get lucky! Good luck on your hunt, and I wish you the best in whatever you choose to do.


On another note, I find that working for friends and family just causes drama, most of the time. You don't want hard feelings or situations building up between you and coming out later on in a massive blow up. I'd try to get into something else. For the family sake. and for yours!
05/22/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by BG529
So i work for my SOs brother in law. In his custom car shop and latley I just feel really used. I make less than $2 an hour. and all I do is put up with rude people. and his attutidue all day. (it's a super long story on how I started there, and ... More
Yikes! My partner was in a similar situation once--employed by family. Never a good idea. He now runs the place, but it rarely happens that way and not without hard struggling.

Anyways, her being mad would be the last worry of mine and I'm the kind of person who ALWAYS puts everyone else's feelings before mine. You guys can't continue on with being paid like... well, like shit just so you don't cause conflict. Don't settle and if they could be upset with your for moving on to bigger and better then they are selfish and should've paid you better. I mean aren't you worth more than that? Family tend to have easier times treating their own family less than they will a stranger. How you are being done though is unacceptable. Clearly they don't care about you guys or they'd pay you more--so I'd stop caring about pissin' them off and find an employer who sees what you're worth.

Sorry. I know it's tough and I do wish you the very best, but it really sounds like your abilities and work efforts are being wasted and unappreciated. So what if he has a wife and a family?! Bills are bills.

If his sister truly could be angry with you then she's no good. You should realize what you're worth and go for something that you're happier doing, somewhere where you're appreciated more and be paid for what you're worth.
05/22/2012
ghent529 ghent529
it's really sad but you just CAN'T work for family... I'm sorry your going through this. Especially at such a difficult time in the world...
05/22/2012
BG529 BG529
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Originally posted by Ansley
What they are doing is extremely illegal and you can have their business license revoked. End of story. And if you don't care about your relationship with them, then I would highly suggest sending that info to the Department of ... More
well I do care about my relationship with them so I can't do that...
05/22/2012
BG529 BG529
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Originally posted by TheSinDoll
Who gives a shit if she gets mad? If someone is pissed because you've found a way for you to better your situation in life, then that completely exposes them for the type of person that they are.

They'd much rather have you there to ... More
But I don't have second job yet. so I guess I'm worried about "shooting myself in the foot"
05/22/2012
BG529 BG529
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Originally posted by bayosgirl
I hope you don't find me rude for asking, but why in the world are you working for $2 an hour?! Even at Mc Donald's you can at least make minimum wage! Don't let these people take advantage of you just because they are your ... More
Cause we live in a small town. With no car it's really hard to find a job... He wont say it's $2 an hr. I've broken it down it's $25 a day. for 8+ hrs a day. 6 days a week... it's just redic for all the work I do...
05/22/2012
BG529 BG529
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
well firstly, if you are on the books as an employee, legally he has to pay you minimum wage, doesn't he? Unless you;re a waitress or another job that comes with tips. Not sure totally how that works, but Im pretty sure that if you're ... More
nope not on the books. I guess that was my bad. But he was supposed to be looking for someone else. It was supposed to only be for like 2 weeks. and Now it's been 6 months....
05/22/2012
BG529 BG529
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Originally posted by kendra30752
Yikes! My partner was in a similar situation once--employed by family. Never a good idea. He now runs the place, but it rarely happens that way and not without hard struggling.

Anyways, her being mad would be the last worry of mine and ... More
I guess that's my problem I worry to much about what everyone else thinks. and feels. and blah... so Idk...
05/22/2012
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