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Which Family Members Are Hardest To Work With?

You love your family – but that doesn’t mean you always love working with them.

 

The ties of blood and marriage can provide a strong foundation for a business, but they can also bring their own stresses. Among the potential problems are power struggles, financial disagreements, boundary issues and plain old getting on each other’s nerves.

For Big Survey 2016, we asked jewelers which family members are hardest to work with.

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“Spouse” was the clear winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) with 31 percent of the vote.

And although in-law relationships have a reputation for being rocky, that answer wasn’t particularly high on the list, garnering only 7 percent of the votes. In fact, based on our survey results, it would appear that the closer the relationship, the higher the likelihood of strife when you try to work together.

 

 

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For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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Which Family Members Are Hardest To Work With?

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Which Family Members Are Hardest To Work With?

You love your family – but that doesn’t mean you always love working with them.

 

The ties of blood and marriage can provide a strong foundation for a business, but they can also bring their own stresses. Among the potential problems are power struggles, financial disagreements, boundary issues and plain old getting on each other’s nerves.

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For Big Survey 2016, we asked jewelers which family members are hardest to work with.

“Spouse” was the clear winner (or loser, depending on how you look at it) with 31 percent of the vote.

And although in-law relationships have a reputation for being rocky, that answer wasn’t particularly high on the list, garnering only 7 percent of the votes. In fact, based on our survey results, it would appear that the closer the relationship, the higher the likelihood of strife when you try to work together.

 

 

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SPONSORED VIDEO

Celebrate Your Retirement with Wilkerson

For nearly three decades, Suzanne and Tom Arnold ran a successful business at Facets Fine Jewelry in Arlington, Va. But the time came when the Arnolds wanted to do some of the things you put off while you’ve got a business to run. “We decided it was time to retire,” says Suzanne, who claims the couple knew how to open a store, how to run a store but “didn’t know how to close a store.” So, they hired Wilkerson to do it for them. When she called, Suzanne says Wilkerson offered every option for the sale she could have hoped for. Better still, “the sale exceeded our financial goals like crazy,” she says. And customers came, not only to take advantage of the going-out-of-business buys and mark-downs, but to wish a bon voyage to the beloved proprietors of a neighborhood institution. “People were celebrating our retirement, and that was so special,” says says.

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