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Old 06-11-2013, 12:03 PM   #22681
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How is working for you Dad not an offical job?

Not trying to be a wise ass but kind of confused. Different systems and all that.

In the US, you might work in the family business but you still get a pay check. Well, if things are being done legally, you are getting a pay check. You pay taxes and all that fun. The fact that it is a family business is irrelevant.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:17 PM   #22682
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #22683
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How is working for you Dad not an offical job?

Not trying to be a wise ass but kind of confused. Different systems and all that.

In the US, you might work in the family business but you still get a pay check. Well, if things are being done legally, you are getting a pay check. You pay taxes and all that fun. The fact that it is a family business is irrelevant.
I don't get a pay check, you could say I work for room, board and pocket money.

Today I heard the exact reason why we don't have insurance. The building is owned by my grandmother, who's got dementia. My uncle takes care of the her money things. A couple of years ago he switched to another mortgager because it was cheaper. However, the original mortgage came packaged with insurance on the house and the new one didn't, he either didn't know (but should have) or he forgot to get another insurance.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:43 PM   #22684
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A couple of years ago he switched to another mortgager because it was cheaper. However, the original mortgage came packaged with insurance on the house and the new one didn't
Hardly surprising that it was cheaper then!
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:40 PM   #22685
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Hardly surprising that it was cheaper then!
Yes, if we had that insurance we still wouldn't be covered for all the things we have to throw away but at least would be (partially) covered for the damage done to the house itself, or so I understood.

On the bright side. My father was in the process of starting up process of buying this house. He was looking for someone to appraise the house. With a bit of luck it's now worth less than before, if my father still wants to buy though.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #22686
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:33 AM   #22687
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:06 AM   #22688
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:00 AM   #22689
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:15 AM   #22690
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #22691
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We're busy cleaning the store at the moment, which isn't going as fast a we'd hoped. The outside door is open to create a draft. A couple of times an hour someone comes up and says something like "I know you're closed and I'm so sorry for what happened but I only need a [item]". Don't they see we're busy and have more important things to do than see if we can find them a fitting ring or a battery for their remote?!

After several days of this I've become very short with those types of people and if they keep pushing I can get rude (although my father says I'm still nicer than he would be).

Today we had parked the trailer right in front of the door, so you could only get in and out by climbing over it and you have customers who actually do that!
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Sounds familiar.
There are "customers" nearly willing to rip the door open as long as they see someone inside who could serve them.
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:50 PM   #22693
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Sounds familiar.
There are "customers" nearly willing to rip the door open as long as they see someone inside who could serve them.
They don't even have to see you, some customers know we live over the store and think they are so incredibly important that we should welcome them with open arms when they ring the doorbell on Sunday, Monday or before or after closing time.

In Dutch we say that the customer is king. My grandfather added to that "as long as he behaves as a king". Most don't.
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In the US the saying goes “The customer is always right.”

The customer may be King, but he/she’s NOT always right!
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This is more of a "hooray" than a rant. I hate job-searching! The HR process takes so long. I want at least a phone interview from somewhere.

However, and this is the "hooray" part, the Museum of Folk Art in Santa Fe says the status of my application is "eligible!" Huzzah! I think I'd love Santa Fe. I think I'd like some of the other things I applied for, too. I just have to keep myself together at work here for one more week, which is hard (seriously, you help bring a place back from Katrina and this is your repayment), then find a job, which may be harder.

The other nibble is in Fayetteville, NC. They say my application's status is "qualified, referred." This is for genealogy and local history librarian. Ironically, I know people in N.C. because of genealogy, which is a hobby of mine (distant cousins who had lunch with me and my family when they visited New Orleans. I email with one of them pretty regularly and she is very nice).

I think I could move. I did spend many summers as a kid in the Pacific N.W. However, I am a 9th generation New Orleanian and probably one of very few Americans who can say they can walk to the house where their great-grandparents lived (or, for that matter, drive 45 minutes to the tomb of their greatx3 grandparents). Kind of an "always a Baggins" moment.

Rumple, I love your grandfather's saying! Heh!

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