Problems Working In Family Business

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about family business: I’m also extremely lonely, because I have no one to interact with. Some days, I can go the whole day without anyone coming to talk to me.

My father owns a small business and my two older brothers and I help him run it. His second wife also “works” here under the title of Office Manager. There are two other young ladies that work within the office, but we do not share the same responsibilities.

I have worked for this company for the past four years and they have been the most miserable years of my life. My coworkers and “step-mother” purposely leave me out of everything (lunches, random discussions), they constantly talk behind my back and whenever the stepmother isn’t there, my coworkers must call her and tell her everything that I did/said for the day. I feel like I’m under a microscope all day long. But I’m also extremely lonely, because I have no one to interact with. Some days, I can go the whole day without anyone coming to talk to me.

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