Being Overworked In My Family Business

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about family business: I’ve allowed myself to be taken advantage of to a ridiculous degree, but I was raised in an extremely toxic environment

I have been working at a small family business for almost twenty years. I am a relative. In this time, I admit I’ve allowed myself to be taken advantage of to a ridiculous degree, but I was raised in an extremely toxic environment so I didn’t know any better and just worked as hard as I could under a workload that would keep several people busy. At first I was hourly. I was given a key so I could come in before everyone else and stay late as everyone left the building at five. When my boss saw he had a workhorse on his hands, he put me on salary so he didn’t have to pay overtime. Needless to say, I’ve learned a lot about the business in two decades.

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