money or relative?

@asliah (11148)
Philippines
March 2, 2012 8:25am CST
greetings to all of you guys,i have a friend who have serious problem with his career,he worked in a company for how many years and the offer salary is really good but his relative opened a new company and his relative wanted him to work in their newly open business/company but the salary is not that high like the one company offered.what will you choose if you are in his position and why?thanks in advance!
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13 responses
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I would feel bad about this, but I would respectfully decline. I would explain that the salary he makes now is efficient for his life needs now and that he could not take a lower salary at this time as then he'd be owing. Even if it may be a bit of a lie, it's easy to understand because people do need money to survive off of, and if he were to take a lower paying job he'd have to stress and cut back a lot.
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
At first I also agreed to you somecowgirl but maybe they can compromise by making him work at the new company part time. That's if he can handle having two jobs. :)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I think, for practical reasons, it is better to check first financial status, then compare both company's value to the market. After this research, then evaluate the income in terms of possible length of company to be operational and his position in the company as well. By that, he can decide where to go to. If financial problem is foreseen when going to the new company, then better negotiate with the relative to give income raise in order to sustain current lifestyle.
@toniganzon (53205)
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
I would choose one where i'm more comfortable and happier. If working with my relatives would make me awkward, i would not definitely leave my current job. Money won't be my priority, because it's difficult to work in a company that pays well but doesn't make me feel comfortable or i'm burned out.
• Philippines
5 Mar 12
If that happen to me, I will respectfully decline my relative and then try to explain them my reason why I decline. After all, I have my own expenses and I need to support my expenses and save at the same time.
@rashme317 (250)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
for me i will choose the high paying job and also it was the first job i chose :)
@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
The money indeed matters in making the decision but personally I prefer working to businesses other than my relative's. I have heard several feeedback from friends that usually personal feelings can not be separated most especially when working for a relative. Meaning the way they speak or treat you is more personal rather than professional compared to the way they speak or treat your other colleagues. So aside from considering the money, I'll also consider other factors in deciding if I'll work in a company.
@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
The money indeed matters in making the decision but personally I prefer working to businesses other than my relative's. I have heard several feeedback from friends that usually personal feelings can not be separated most especially when working for a relative. Meaning the way they speak or treat you is more personal rather than professional compared to the way they speak or treat your other colleagues. So aside from considering the money, I'll also consider other factors in deciding if I'll work in a company
• Indonesia
3 Mar 12
just stay in the old company but don't decline his relative's propose instead being an advisor in his relative's company
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
3 Mar 12
I think logically asliah, he should stay on his regular job, there is no great promise on the new company since it is new and sadly run by family, it has been said that in business family tends to have issues and in my opinion if he doesn't wanna have problems stick with his job then let the family business stabilize then let him assess if it is good for him to move.
• Romania
3 Mar 12
I will definitvely choose to stay at my job and wouldn`t work with any of my relatives. THere will always be trouble when working with relatives. They will ask from u to work more and will pay u less cause u MUST understand them cause it`s a new company. And ofc they will blame u if the comapny wouldn`t succeed.
• Canada
2 Mar 12
I don't know that I leave job security and a decent wage for a company that is just starting out. I would take the knowing of having a regular cheque coming in over the uncertainty of not even knowing if the company will get off the ground. I would offer to do some part time until I knew the company would get off the ground.
• China
2 Mar 12
i think choose the future development of light is good because future is important if between 2 company. so choose the pay high job.
@SinfulRose (3529)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 12
If I were in his position, I would check first the background of my relative if he is good in handling business. Does he know how to manage and maintain his business? I need to know that his company is not like those 90% where the first three months it can go down the drain. If he is capable, I will quit my job without any second thought.