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Old 06-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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Angry Can a vent a bit?

Okay, I would like to take this one opportunity to use YT at an outlet to vent. My job/family is driving me insane! My little brother and I work for my parents and I admit, working for Mom and Dad has its advantages but for the most part it is incredibly stressful and personal. People tell me that we are a very ďangryĒ family, that at any given time, one of us is marching around in a black cloud. Okay, so we are hot headed. Things have just been too much.

An employee has stolen over $1000 from the shop over the course of a few weeks and the stress has been mounting. Today my Mom exploded on me and said it was my fault for not having my office more secure. She then left for Chama; she does that when sheís really pissed. My Dad is constantly barking at everyone, (I say barking, because is it yelling if itís the tone of voice he uses for everything?) and I get the impression he thinks everything I do is wrong. Nothing I do to him has value. He disapproves of everything, and I swear, my life is SO tame. If he is in my office he will literally oversee and instruct me on EVERTHING I do, like I havenít been doing this for the past four years. Iím serious, even something as simple as using my copier comes with instructions.

I know I should be grateful to have such a good job, and work with the people I love. I just feel like I want to scream.
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:59 PM   #2
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Scream on...working with family is always very stressful. Sorry that it has to be that way. Sometimes it just way better to work with a complete stranger.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:08 PM   #3
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Hey, You and I should get together for a drink because I here ya sister. I work at a company my dad started. However, he doesn't bark he just doesn't talk & glares at everyone. I don't work directly 4 him, I work for some idiot. I'm constantly micromanaged & man does that irk me. Sorry I don't wanna steal your thread I just wanted to let you know I understand & working for family is not the cushie job everyone thinks it is. PM me if you wanna talk.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:10 PM   #4
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Scream on...working with family is always very stressful. Sorry that it has to be that way. Sometimes it just way better to work with a complete stranger.
I agree. In any other employment I could just accept the fact that my boss wasÖunpleasant. Itís a lot more personal when the guy giving you a hard time is your Dad. By the time the weekend comes Iím so angry I donít want any more family time. So weíre never in the father/daughter role.
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Hey, You and I should get together for a drink because I here ya sister. I work at a company my dad started. However, he doesn't bark he just doesn't talk & glares at everyone. I don't work directly 4 him, I work for some idiot. I'm constantly micromanaged & man does that irk me. Sorry I don't wanna steal your thread I just wanted to let you know I understand & working for family is not the cushie job everyone thinks it is. PM me if you wanna talk.
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You need to decide if it's worth it. There may be advantages to working for your family but there are disadvantages too! If it makes you so angry it may not be worth the trouble. Have you thought about looking for another job? Maybe you all just spend tooooo much time together. If you worked somewhere else then the time you spend with them can be family time. Think about it. I couldn't work under those conditions, but only you know if you can continue to do it. Good luck!
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My hubby works for the family business. Boy can I sympathize with you. His sister works 2 hrs a week so she can get a paycheck & benefits!!!! His dad still "Owns the co" His job just yell at everybody. Husband works 80 hrs a week. His brother works 5 minutes from work. (In traffic) He can't start until 11 and has to leave by 3:30.... Doesn't want to get stuck in rush hour traffic.
Like Teri said, some time you have to wonder is it really worth it!!!

But in the mean time VENT AWAY!!!!!!
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Thanks for listening, guys. It makes it easier to know other people are doing itÖand surviving. Lol. I have really settled into this job and bought a house not far awayÖif I worked elsewhere it would mean a drive to Albuquerque, thatís about 50 minutes from home. I donít know what my future holds. My older brother worked here before I did, and he couldnít take it. Now he works and lives in Alb. We hardly ever see him. But get this; heís coming back in September to manage . I donít see this going well. Heís exactly like my Dad but younger and feistier. And, he doesnít like Ginger. I get to take her to work with me now. I canít imagine what heíll have to say about that.
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My hubby works for the family business. Boy can I sympathize with you. His sister works 2 hrs a week so she can get a paycheck & benefits!!!! His dad still "Owns the co" His job just yell at everybody. Husband works 80 hrs a week. His brother works 5 minutes from work. (In traffic) He can't start until 11 and has to leave by 3:30.... Doesn't want to get stuck in rush hour traffic.
Like Teri said, some time you have to wonder is it really worth it!!!

But in the mean time VENT AWAY!!!!!!
Ok, let me state our business was owned by my father. What you just described would've never happened then....my father was harder on the "children" employees than he ever was with the "regular" ones. He retired years before he passed away....it's far easier at work now than then.
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Hey that is what we are here for, vent away. Hope things get better soon.
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