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Would You Work For Your Father In-law?

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Would you work for your father in-law? If he owns a very large organisation and you are well paid for it?

Ladies, would allow your hubby to work for your Dad?

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well, i'll rather remain indifferent on dis one. no offense but, "kini big deal"?!£$%

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It is always tacky when the younger in law isn't of a befitting social class.

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Olorun maje o! Never,regardless of whoever he is.

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If he is like Don Corleone, YES! If he isn't, No!

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That simply depends on who the father-in-law is

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I wont even accept d proposal. i ll rather open a store.

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jacob worked for his in-law,laban.i dont think god is against it.if god is not against,i dont think its bad.

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As a woman, working for ur father-in-law is not a big deal. I can do that.

But for a man, i dont think it is good. It has to be a thing of say " you dont have a choice".

I wldnt like want my husband to work for my father. i wld rather he works somewhere else. For a man to get his due respect from his inlaws, he has to be independent of them.

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It depends on the relationship between you and your Father-in-law.

If he really accepts you as one of his sons, you will never have problem with him to the point of fireing you at work, you will exceptionally handle him like your father and take up the work as your fathers' organisation.

But if from day-one, he sees u as a threat to his family, taking away his daughter, you can't even cope. He would not even get you employed.

One thing is this, the relationship and acceptability of a man by the In-laws really matters, even it affects the love life of the couple.

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i go dey sell pure water instead.

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It depends on the situation. I won't marry a man that won't be comfortable with my family. And my dad will behave himself or else, MUMMY will get him.

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why work for a father inlaw?

No Way!

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I'd rather not!

Come to think of it, even if I was looking for a job, Id prefer to keep job hunting than take on such employment. Its hard to draw the line between family and business in such a relationship.

Like the Notorious BIG said:

'Money and blood dont mix

Like two diks and no bi*ch

Find yourself in serious sh*t'

Just imagine keeping your opinion to yourself cos its contrary to what he wants?

NO WAY!

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It's easier to talk to your own parents when they are crossing the line in a nice way and protect your wife without them really taking/ getting offended, but with in-law? Hum, especially after he's set you up, now you want to start drawing the line ,  I don't think so.

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It depends on the kind of in-laws you've got. But for me I dont think i would like to,

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Most guys here will readily work for their own Dads, and eventually takeover the family biz.

And I thought that in Nigerian culture, when you marry, the father in-law becomes your Dad,

abi all that pastor yarn during your wedding na theory?

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Benefits, job security & the treats are all good - But I do believe a time will come when a guy will just want to do their own thing, and how do you tell your father in-law that he should release you to start your own business? If it was Joe blogs, you'd just resign and go, but now you'll feel you owe it to him to stay, also your going may cause fiction at home if you're going from a stable job to nothing until yours picks up, it may be hard for his daughter to now support your decision -- Double trouble,

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It seems because of male pride, people are simply saying 'Hell NO' without weighing the benefits.

Benefits:

- Job for Life. No threat of sacking.

- Rapid rise to the top.

- All the best support and training provided formally and informally.

- If the Dad-in-law is getting on in years, you may well become the next in line.

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wen there is a crisis between husband n father?whose side am i supposed to take?no no no.it's complicated

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If you can not find work else where - you mean you would lie lazy

in the house doing what? When your father inlaw offers you work

so that his grand children could have bread on the table and you

said no you won't accept it? Damn!!!  Only IGNORANTS WOULD SAY

"NO THANK YOU" and if you are my husband or wife, to both of us it

means byeeeeeeeeeeee, as I would not keep an unemployed

husband lying lazy in the house when my children need food on the

table no thanks, you would be gone.

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After all said and done, i think it will be unwise to work for ur father in- law, it will be a misery that will never be solved,

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Over my dead body!!!!!!! I cant

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Nothing tacky in working for your father in-law. Lets say, you lived in Nigeria, and you lost your job and the only alternative in the meantime is to get a job at your father in-law's company, wouldnt you swallow your unnecessary pride for the sake of your family by working for him? Or would you still snub the offer, because it is (in your word, "tacky"?

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I agreed with OYB, having said that, i wouldn't want my hubby working for my dad, is like asking my hubby to live in parent's house.

     God forbid!!!

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Why not? If the remuneration are attractive and I have a nice relationship with him, then I'd go for it.

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It all depends on each individual as they take it.

that is it

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Never!

More often than not, you're at the mercy of daddy in law/chairman, it is tacky. Remember Jacob and Laban the Syrian in the Bible? After so many years, of growth and expansion in the family business, courtesy of Jacob, the father never liked him, his brother in laws, saw him as a threat, how many times did Laban the Syrian, Jacob's in law changed the agreement? More than twice. In fact, they stopped short of saying that Jacob stole their wealth.

Wise women Leah and Rachel were, they promptly cooperated with their husband and escaped for their lives.

Will never work for my father in law. Too much closeness could choke me.

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I first tought notting is wrong with it but after veiwing all you guys said i now have a rethink on it , its not fiar its not making any sense atall

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I will/must have a job prior to marrying his daughter anyway. so I will stick to my job! I just won't be myself working for my father inlaw.

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And if I embezzle like our leaders, I'm sure he won't feel comfortable jailing his in-law

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Why not, there are so many benefits there, like No sacking or termination of appointment otherwise there'll be no food for his daughter in my house

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No i wont. Need 2 be able 2 live my life without his interference & i certainly wld not want 2 be at his beck & call. He'll certainly respect me more if i make it without his influence!!

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God forbid! never and will never accept such an offer! i beta ve something else doing outside dia business empire or watever

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ima1 i concur major HELL NO

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For as long as you relate professionally at work, its alright. However, if the relationship becomes lopsided, one just have to quit

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Supernatural handcuff.

The father in law/daughter are indirectly the husband

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It's a tricky one, I have to say.

I can't say it's a bad thing, since situation may make it impossible to avoid. Man must wack.

But just know that you've sold your independence. There's no way you can be your own man. At best it'll be like working for your dad.

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I want to go with you OLADO. If our relationship is just like that of the real father and son, why not i will .

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Also a fat Salary package can be TEMPTING!!!!!

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Well it depends on conditions attached to the job, the nature and character of such father-in-law and level of fammiliarity before I can accept such a job.

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No ooo Not at all i would prefer i stay i work on my own.

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Good quote.

It will be my LAST option and even while i am working for my In-Law, i will actively start looking for something elsewhere!

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If there were other options. . .i wouldn't want my husband working for my father.

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There is nothing bad in working for an in-law.

I can work for my in-law till I get a job that suits me.

But if you don't have any other option then there is nothing wrong in working for an in-law.

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Are u guys saying if u are married to one of Mike Adenuga's daughter,

For that reason if u are offered a very good job wth good pay in GLO u wont work?

Am just asking.

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no i won't work for my father inlaw in his company , he really want to help if he hook me up in another organisation fine by me but to be working directly under him it is not possible for me, cos he will control my home.

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it depends I think of the relationship you 2 have but honestly, it shouldn't be a big deal.

So, yes, why not.

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if u r well qualified and get the job based on the fact that u qualify for it,

then u can work there. but if they gave uthe job cos u are not qualified enough to get a job for yourself,

then i suggest you think again.

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