> Uncle is president of large factory
> has a ton of business connections
> Ask him for comfy office job or internship at factory
> "sorry anon, I can't look like I'm practicing nepotism, but you can be a janitor for $8 an hour"
> few months later his son graduates from a shitty state school with decent grades
> he sets him up with a job at a big 4 accounting firm, starting at $50 an hour
If you are that blind not to see that the world is run based on nepotism that I have nothing else to say to anyone on this thread.
Yes cleaning my toilet as a janitor does not require connections but everything else does.
>sets him up
>not even his own company
Your story is ass. where do you live? Comfy jobs are only for people who paid attention in class. You are janitor tier. Nepotism only works in political offices.
I'm not complaining that I didn't get a good job, I understand he owes me nothing. It's just disheartening to see how hard it is to get ahead in life without good connections. The best connection my father has is his friend who is a assistant manager at Walmart.
I did take it, but quit after a month. Even if I did have a chance of slowly working my way up, the work was unbearable. It was inside a 100 degree steel working shop full of felons. I had to do the worst jobs like cleaning the toilets and and painting the walls. You could never use your phone or listen to music, and the work was quite unhealthy.
Uncle hates his son sets him up with a cushy job the fuck a way from his assets so he does not really need to worry about him. Sees the sparkle in your eye and offers you a job at the ground floor to show your dedication to the company one day taking over! What is the definition of a pathetic millennial again?
I wish this were the case. But my other cousin is already the regional director of sales and is way ahead of me. Also he doesn't own the factory, so it's not like he can just pick the next president. And my cousin who is an accountant job a job at another firm, not the factory.
>quit after a month
>work was "unbearable"
>felons are scary
>I had to clean toilets and paint
>can't use phone
>can't listen to music
>work was "unhealthy"
holy shit OP what the fuck
Out of all of those, ALL OF THOSE, the only one I'd side with you on is that shit's a hundred degrees and they don't use air conditioning or something. It'd be pretty easy to find a labor job at that pay or better that isn't a sweat box.
But like... wahhhh, I can't play with my phone? Sounds like your uncle made the right call to shit test you. Next time you ask him for something he can just chuckle and say "No, remember how it worked out last time."
Nepotism with his son or not you're a bitch, dude! Get some discipline.
How do you know? You quit after a month dude. A month.
I can tell you from personal experience being in the workforce and owning a few businesses over the past 10 years - the previous generation absolutely despises millennials. We're seen as entitled, lazy, cry babies with no work ethic or discipline. I've personally had trial by fire scenarios by older much more successful people who simply wanted to see me shovel shit for a while and earn it. Prove I was worth that recommendation. Prove I could 'hack it' and work my way up without a silver spoon up my ass.
So I did it. I'm not super rich but I'm comfortable.
So I ask you, honestly, is it any wonder? Do you really wonder or do deep down you know and you're using /biz/ to vent?
I realize this post is too 'real' for this board, but there, I said it.
Its fucking bullshit. I had the same "trial by fire" at IBM when I joined from crusty boomer upper management. Made them a shitload of money, ~2M quantitatively measured. Got outsourced later on regardless (as thousands of people in US did and still do until I in IBM will stand for India).
If anybody, ever tells you to "pay your dues" tell them to fuck themselves. I got my own sofware business now and in retrospect my hard work was idiotic. I should have never put in more than 40hours at Indian Bowel Movement.
>working shit tier jobs
This is the antithesis of /biz/. The point is to do what you need to no longer than you need to.
I'd quit such a shit job until I made a couple hundred bucks too.
You don't think that contributed to your hard work ethic? The long grueling hours it takes to get a small business off the ground are learned doing things like that. Even if it's your hatred of it. There's not a school in the world that can teach that.
You dont wanna reach the top of janitorial work/hr. My dad does it and he tells me all the time he wished he could die already.
P much buy a carpet extractor, learn how to buy and manage chemicals, then buy contracts for about 2k. After maybe 6 years total you can make 60k a year, 100k if you want. But its scrubbing shit with lots of liability when engineers make more gor throwing their coworkers under the bus.