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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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When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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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

When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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