Con: My mom is my boss.
Well, I started working with my mom. I’m her office assistant and lunch buddy.
I was both comfortable and uncomfortable with the idea of working for my mom this summer. Comfortable, because I’m used to taking orders from her at home, and uncomfortable because it would sure be a little awkward at the dinner table if she fired me!
I mean, sure, I’m not the best employee. I’m confused as to why I haven’t been fired yet! Yes, I admit cranking the music in the office wasn’t the most professional thing I’ve ever done. Maybe missing my second day of work, without asking my boss for a day off, was a bad idea. Yes, asking to work from home on my third day wasn’t cool. Why haven’t I been fired? I also asked for a pay raise on my first shift.
My mom is a pretty cool boss. She hasn’t fired me, she packs a lunch for me, she gives me money, she sings with me when I crank the music unprofessionally in the office, and it’s like I have a second closet full of clothes I can wear to work!
I’ve already learned a lot. I am quite comfortable asking questions.
Questions I ask several times a shift:
- What’s for dinner?
- Can we go home now?
- When’s lunch?
- Can I have a break?
Questions my boss asks me several times a shift:
- Why are you just sitting there?
- Are you done your job yet?
- Are you sleeping?!
On a serious note, I do ask the odd intelligent question about insurance plans and money. Stay tuned for future blog posts, as I share my experiences and the new things I learn while working as a Financial Advisor’s Assistant.
Wow, on second thought, working for my mom is pretty cool.
Pro: My mom is my boss!
Con: I got a job.
By: Karli Blondin
Heidi Blondin’s Daughter / Lunch Buddy / Assistant