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Would you hire your SIL to be your personal assistant?


Asked by Luisa621 at 10:29 AM on Oct. 25, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • don't mix business with personal, it is asking for trouble

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:32 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • I'd hire my SIL to be my personal assistant in a New York minute. The woman is insanely organized but not a bitch about it, she's very inspiring, competent, cool and fun. I wish I could hire her, if I did I bet my life would get a whole lot better.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:35 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Never, she can't keep her own life straight, she would only complicate mine.

    Answer by scout_mom at 10:30 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • I have 3 sil, and 2 of them I would hire in a heartbeat. The other- no way!

    Answer by MizLee at 10:35 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • One of them, a definite yes. She's very organized, meticulous, and great at researching stuff.

    Answer by pam19 at 10:41 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Family and business don't go well together. You'll end up regretting it. You will find out from your mom or other family members all the things she thinks you don't do right. I would never hire a family member, what do you think will happen if you ever have to fire her? Or just lay her off because times get tough? The whole family will hate you suddenly. I just think it's a bad idea.

    Answer by slw123 at 11:28 AM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Only if 1. you get along really well, 2. she's qualified and 3. you have a contract and treat her no different than any other employee.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:39 PM on Oct. 25, 2010

  • Yes, but only if she wasn't my SIL--she is very competent and organized, and I would be lucky to have her as an employee/assistant. BUT my husband actually worked for her husband (his brother) for several years and it was a nightmare. I also grew up with a family business--even bigger nightmare so I don't believe in mixing family and work anymore.

    Answer by bethany169 at 12:06 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

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