I spoke with my younger brother this afternoon and found out that he has an interview with my company in the morning. I work at Tribune Media, part of the worldwide corporation that owns the Chicago Tribune, as a broadcast editor. It's a pretty big company, but I'm fairly sure he would be coming to work in my department. Now, my boss' younger brother also works in our department and they love working together. But my brother asked me today if I'd have a problem if they offered him a job, since we live together as well and that might be too much time together.
I don't have a problem with it, and with my brother's and my relationship, I can't forsee there ever being a problem. I want to know, what do you think of working with a family member? Do you think, if the job does not entail much close work with coworkers, that it would be OK? Opinions please!!
Well, it happened fast. He interviewed this morning and was hired this afternoon. Apparently he did very well and they liked him. The woman that interviewed him had also interviewed me and even though I don't work closely with her, she remembered me from last year! He starts Monday, so hopefully he will like the job and do well. And show up on time everyday so I don't look bad ; ) If he doesn't like it, I'll understand, but it kind of makes me proud that he followed me to my company. Thanks to everyone for their advice and kind words. I hope it will only be the best for us!!