Taking money from family

United States
January 23, 2009 9:20pm CST
Currently, I'm looking for some part time work. My great aunt told my mom that her cousin is looking for a tutor for her daugther. I feel weird taking the job. I don't want to take money from family. Would you take it? Do you feel weird taking money from family?
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• United States
24 Jan 09
I hate it personally when my family wants to just offer up money, then I feel like it is either pity or a loan that I dont really have to pay back but they will always remember the money they gave.... as for taking the job, at least you are working for the money, I would say take it...if it works out that is great if not you can always say so later on...but it is something to helpout with the money situation for now...it wont be forever. I hope that helps.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
24 Jan 09
That sounds like it's not very close in family relation. I think that I would try to be as proper as possible, and not accept but the least amount that is needed to sufficiently be comepensative of your time. I don't mind taking money, I do mind more so then I did before, but I am picky about whom and why I take the money.
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• Turkey
25 Jan 09
I think, everyone want to earn own money. So i think everyone hate taking money from family :)
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
for me i think, it's just a job and you are working/earning for the money. i'm sure when your aunt offered the job, she believes in you and trust you, and is happy to help you out. just do your best. goodluck!
• Canada
24 Jan 09
I don't like to borrow money from family - never have, never will. I've been ripped off monetarily by in-laws so I avoid any guise of "lending" anymore. However, if you are providing a service and they are paying you for that service, I think it's fine! I wouldn't feel weird about it at all. If you are looking for the extra work, let them hire you :) For years, my mom was my babysitter while I worked full-time. I paid her the exact same rate I would have paid any other sitter in my community. My reason was simple -- she gave up her time, as would anyone else, to provide that excellent care, so why should she not earn an income? If you are qualified to tutor the daughter, they'd probably be even happier to pay someone they know and trust :) Good luck!