By thesixth - 02/03/2016 18:53 - Kenya

Today, being jobless and all, I tried calling my dad for a job after my many years of pride. He invited me to an interview to compete against 10 people, probably more qualified than I am. FML
I agree, your life sucks 17 003
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Just because he's your father doesn't mean you've suddenly earned a job at his company. While it's be nice, you should still put forth the same effort to get there as anyone else.

mm12344 8

So you feel you should be handed a job you may not be able to do for free?

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I'm sure you'll do great!

Not sure why this got down voted...

Wow m8, you need some skills 1st

Well, the silver lining is that it will feel better to have earned your position rather than have it handed to you because your father runs the place. Good luck on your interview! :)

mm12344 8

So you feel you should be handed a job you may not be able to do for free?

That's called nepotism. You don't deserve work from anyone, even your dad. Buck up, go to the interview, act like an adult: you aren't entitled to anything. You'll do fine.

Just because he's your father doesn't mean you've suddenly earned a job at his company. While it's be nice, you should still put forth the same effort to get there as anyone else.

mm12344 8

There's a reason civilizations collapsed after kinds have their sons the job for free.

#12 R.I.P. English. Have you been drinking, by chance?

So sorry. #13. Stupid small ass phone buttons.

mm12344 8

*kings *gave I may have had a slight brain malfunction when I typed it

Totally agree. Don't expect the job to be handed to you just because it's your father's company. Good parenting i'd say

The dad could probably help find an entry-level job, or a job at another company in his network that OP would be qualified for.

Possibly so, but why not give him a shot at something a bit better? There's always the chance of something more junior if this one''s not for him.

Shock! Your father is doing the morally correct thing and treating you like just another prospective employee instead of shafting over someone more qualified! He's such a horrible person for being a fair employer and not treating you like a princess because you share DNA! The horror!

I have never understood this entitlement people seem to think they have. No one should expect handouts.

I actually did mean princess. People stereotypically treat girls like they're made of glass and need everything done for them. Calling someone 'princess' elevates the implication to mean that the person is too inept to take care of themself. Where I live, it's used to describe anyone like that, not just girls. (This is a bit of a simplification. I could go into detail about the cultural baggage attached to the two and why one is an insult while the other isn't, but I'd rather not get in an argument over a dissection of residual gender bias in the English language.)

If you are aware of the residual gender bias in the English language, then why are you perpetuating it?

Because I was in hour thirty of pain-driven sleep deprivation, as well as under the influence of medication for said pain and couldn't think of a different term at the time that would emphasis both the outrage that OP thinks he should be treated differently because of his status and that he was being so pissy about not being treated like the best thing since sliced bread. If I'd been able to think of a term that didn't rely on the gender bias, I'd have used it, though in retrospect I could have just used royalty.

I don't blame him. If he just handed you the job and it didn't work out that would make him look bad.

It's a start, op. He could have told you no, but instead he gave you the chance to earn it. I promise you it will feel better having done so when you get it. Good luck on your interview, I'm sure you'll do fine.

Consider yourself lucky you got the interview despite being a little under qualified. Good luck!