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What are the pluses/minuses of working for a family owned business when you are not part of the family?

I am seeking employment as a funeral director ( job not important ) and there are several corporate owned funeral homes, but I don't want to work for a corporation anymore. I have never worked for a small company and never worked with a family owned operation. I am personable and can get along with anyone: but what are the advantages/disadvantages of working long term with a small family owned business of which I am not nor will ever be part of the family.?

Asked By: Spaced Frehley - 7/18/2011
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What are your current expectations? I understand you want an outlook and evaluation but it really is all dependent on the business. A family owned landscaping company will run differently than a family owned thrift store, funeral home or what have you. My experience with a family owned business it to first check BBB... More
Answered By: J - 7/18/2011
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Advantage-they may treat you like family Disadvantage-maybe you wont get along and also small companies dont give out big vacations.
Answered By: PBoi - 7/18/2011
 
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