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She gets paid, but I get nothing?

Anonymous
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My husband works for his family's company and has for a very long time. I'm a SAHM, used to do web design and still do for friends occasionally. My DH designed their website a long time ago before I started doing it. He is not trained in it and you can imagine it wasn't very... (sorry hubby)... appealing to the eye.

I spent a lot of time redesigning their site, rewriting their content, implemented social media, designed new graphics, SEO etc. I still manage their blog (research and write posts) as well as their social media. I got paid nothing for this, except for love and gratitude from my hubby. His family knew I did "most of the work" (I let them think DH did some of it, but I did it all) and they've never said a word to me. Fine. I really don't care.

But then his aunt starts working for the company (her dad, the founder, is old as dirt - he started the business 50+ years ago and she's never done a damn thing there).You can imagine why she developed an interest in daddy dearest's successful business.

Anyway, her unemployed girlfriend started scooting papers around a desk for a few hours a week... mostly just socializing... and she gets paid.

But I don't even get a thank you?

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Stop doing it for them. Tell them you'd like to get paid for the time and effort you put into it.

priincessz
by Silver Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM
I would say something. Web design isn't easy and I'm pretty sure it isn't free. It's not really fair because you put alot of work into the website you deserve something.
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Sunshine257
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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You said you gave dh the credit. So why would they know to thank you?
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM



Quoting Anonymous:

Stop doing it for them. Tell them you'd like to get paid for the time and effort you put into it.


ilovemykids323
by Ruby Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

 So stop doing it

OneToughMami
by Ruby Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Well your first mistake was letting someone else take credit for your work
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I said I let them think he did some of it. And they know I do all the blog posts - including research and citing legit sources.

Quoting Sunshine257:

You said you gave dh the credit. So why would they know to thank you?


BuzyMommy35
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM
Is it possible they think your dh did most of The work and you just helped Maybe they just don't know...
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Either stop doing it just to be nice because they are family (and the fact they have provided your husband a steady job) or ask for payment for your services.

It does no good to stew in silence.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM

This would effect site traffic... which would effect new leads... which would effect my DHs pay check.

Quoting ilovemykids323:

 So stop doing it


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