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It depends on how big the law firm is. Op might already have people employed who know what they are doing. Just because someone is family does not mean you have to give them work/money. If there is an opening that the sister could fill then I do not see why hiring her would be a problem. But why does Op have to take a hit, fire someone they like, or create a position for the sister to fill?

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If the OP is concerned over hiring his sister, he probably has more reservations than just "she is a hairdresser." I'd be willing to bet that it was just a fast way to try and convey the information that he finds her under-qualified to perform any work for his firm without firing someone else that works for him.

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Well maybe she is stupid? It happens. Also if he lets himself be bullied into hiring his sister, what comes next? She wants more salary? A free friday 2 times a month? I would feel uncomfortable with hiring family members anyway and even more so if they are unqualified and someone tries to force me to hire them.

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Yes OP, just explain your reasoning to him and I'm sure you both will straighten it all out. Try knot to get all tied up in this. Besides, it is not like she will dye without the job.

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102 - OP obviously cares. It's sad that you don't care for your parents and they supposedly don't care for you (I doubt that is actually the case) but there's a lot more to it for most people than an inheritance.

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My aunt is a hairdresser and she cut my hair for free for prom and her wedding. Other than that, I either pay $20 or clean her house in exchange for whatever I want. She gives discounts to immediate family who cannot afford to pay full price of $50. But when my doctor uncle asked for a discount she told him no. Just because someone is family does not mean you should take advantage of them.

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Agreed #70. It is usually required to at least have graduated from Office Admin. (Law) before qualifying to be a secretary for a law firm. Op should tell his sister if she wants a job at his firm she needs to go get the required credentials.

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Yeah, but I think it might be a little different if she's working for her brother. He could have someone train her in what she needs to know or give her a loan to get the education she needs on the promise of her working for him. Then a portion of her paycheck could go towards paying for the loan until it's paid off. Then again, if she had wanted to be a paralegal, I would think she'd go to school for it rather than beauty school. But I'm just throwing ideas out there.

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That sounds closer to a paralegal. Secretaries are glorified typists and document editors. Exec pa does more so does paralegal. I would take on OP sister as receptionist if really pushed tho.

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Why should he be pushed to take on his sister. Obviously he does not want to hire her for whatever reason (lack of experience, personality) and should not be forced to. If she needs money or a job, she should be an adult and speak to Op herself.

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I did work experience as a secretary at my aunt's law firm and I have a degree in 3d animation, and they all said I was good at it (completely the opposite right?) I think OP should give his sister a chance, a month trial at most, she could be good at it because being a hairdresser she must know how to handle different types of people and that's a good skill for a secretary

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