I worked for a family business for over 3 years as a service technician. In my 2nd year of employment the owner hired on his nephew to work under me, and so I can have some help as well. Due to the crappy economy, business has gotten slow and I knew layoffs were coming. The shitty part about it is, I knew it would be me and not the nephew. This past Monday, they laid me off and I was pissed. They said they would call me in about a month or so, but I wont come back. Not only was this guy the nephew, he was an habitual liar(the owner told me that himself), he has a 5th grade education, poor people skills and cannot spell worth a damn. I would have to apologize to some customers and read out their receipts to them because he would write them up and misspell the simplest words. Oh, they would also give him random raises because he knocked up his "girlfriend" twice, and they couldn't make it on his wage. She didn't work, so he gets a raise, meanwhile, I work my ass off and haven't seen a raise in 2yrs, and I have a wife and kid. Cliff notes: don't let yourself get in a situation like mine..