By lawman - 15/08/2013 13:34 - Denmark - Copenhagen
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He just wanted to make sure that she could keep turning heads
It's not up to you or your father to supply your sister with a job. Especially if she's under qualified. FYL
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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