Hire An Extern or Hire A Family Member?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about hiring someone other than a family member:

There is a extern in my office who has been doing great since day one. Summer time is here and it is the busiest time in my office. I really want to hire this girl but I am afraid that upper management won’t allow it since recently the owners sent in a family member to work part time. I don’t need someone part time working here since there isn’t anything for me to give her to work on. What can I do to bring it up to upper management so that they can agree with me to hire the extern. The family member has potential but my office has mostly Spanish speaking patients and this family member doesn’t speak and she only wants to work till January and then she is leaving. I need someone stable who will stay and needs the job. What do I do?

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