I’ve mentioned that my Job Has Been Eliminated, and so I’m looking for work. It’s possible, at least for the near future, that I’ll be working with my dad and husband in their business.
Which is super exciting.
See, when I was at my sickest, I worked with my dad. And my work was fine – when I was healthy enough to do it.
I wasn’t healthy enough to do it a lot of the time.
I just kept limping along trying to work and make bills but I was SO sick.
So, he fired me.
Which, if you’ve never been fired by a relative, is traumatizing. I was devastated. It strained our relationship.
Here’s the thing though: he fired me so I would be forced to apply for disability, which is one of the best things he could have done.
I got disability. Over the next five years I recovered. Now, I’m working again.
And that door is no longer closed to me.
I’m SO NERVOUS about working with him. I get why he fired me, but all I can think is that I’m going to screw it up AGAIN and get fired AGAIN and be a huge disappointment. My husband insists I’ll be fine, but i’s really stressing me out!
And the money is tight, so I’m looking for part time jobs as well.
So there’s a lot up in the air right now, and I’m having major nerves!
Have you ever worked for family? How did that go? How did you deal with keeping things professional? Inquiring minds want to know!