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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
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.
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!