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    Default Working alongside close friends and relatives

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    Have any of you made the mistake of working with/for or hiring close friends and relatives? I dont mean the father/son relationship but hiring distant cousins, in laws, needy nephews or people you've been friends and drinking buddies with for years.
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    Default mistake.. well not profitable, but hardly a mistake

    I hired my brother who is an actor and theater tech. my thought was, he isn't always going to find steady work in the arts, why not teach him a trade he can take on little jobs with to keep him in sandwiches and ketchup soup ( or whatever it is artists eat before they become successful) he committed to work with me for a year, and since i am pretty easily distracted on the job he found his main task to be telling me " great story Pete, but shouldn't we be getting this done? its getting dark" I was working with a larger company then and had been for 8 years. I got his skills up working on townhouses piecework for 4 months and then joined the main crew on a hospital. One day, within the week his year was up he drained his cup one coffee break and said, "Well that was interesting , I quit." and walked out of the break-room. I have seen people have quit a lot of ways, usually with shouting, often with revenge on their minds; but never before with quiet premeditation in the afternoon. I left that outfit a few months later to go on my own and re hired him then for 6 more months. that was 2 years ago, he still gives me a hand from time to time, but i have never regretted hiring him.
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    IVE GOT 7 BROTHERS AND 6 OF US ALL DO JOINTING LOL WE USALLY ALL WORK WITH ONE OTHER
    MOST OF THE TIME ITS ALRIGHT

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    Quote Originally Posted by pompey jake View Post
    IVE GOT 7 BROTHERS AND 6 OF US ALL DO JOINTING LOL WE USALLY ALL WORK WITH ONE OTHER
    MOST OF THE TIME ITS ALRIGHT
    Youve got most of the Portsmouth area tied up then?
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    I took on my brother in-law many years ago within a week we were'nt speaking as apperently he knew everything and I knew nothing even though I was teaching and employing him, but he was an an idiot anyway nothing to do with family working together, I have taken on mates and taught them a rade when they were down on their luck and its worked well apart from when work was tight I kept them going instead of letting them go. Too soft.

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    yeah i have.gave a friend of mine an opportunity to start taping.he'd been made redundant.did the b the gypsum courses(they were free..retraining allowance)bought himself a full set of northstar tools.and he has done nothing but let me down.been a miserable git and its killed our friendship to be honest.does not understand the concept of self employment.

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    Have a friend who is a school teacher,when he gets his 7 weeks of paid summer holidays i have had him out workin with me, he was a taper prior to becoming a teacher so it works out well enough.

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