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working for family and in a tough place

i'm 10 weeks 3 days. my inlaws opened a restaurant almost a year ago i've been manager and am the only that knows basically everything in the day to day run of things. in dec they asked me and my husband to take a $1000 pay cut for 2 months now 2 months later wanna deduct more we told them that we couldnt afford to that i am pregnant. they r not happy. need less to say they still said look at your bills see what u can do.
also said that not sure how much longer could stay afloat maybe 3-4 months but hopefully things will pickup in spring. i scared they might loss the business and i'll be out of a job and being 6-7 months along will behard finding anything. should i look for another fulltime job now while i can or stick it out with the family business. i'm scared to leave the business as know one else knows how to run things.
please send your advice.
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187316 tn?1386356682
Honestly I'd look for something else. YOUR family should come first and the fact that your inlaws keep asking you to take a pay cut when they know you're pregnant and trying to prepare for having a baby is wrong. I'd give them your two weeks and train someone else during that time.
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Look for something else while you still can. Its hard to take a pay cut especially @ the same time as your husband. Soon they'll be writing out IOU's. Family is important but so is your financial stability. Start training someone, that way your conscience is clear. Good luck!
134578 tn?1614729226
I hate to agree with the above posters, because I feel like your in-laws will just blame you if the business fails.  And maybe the business, if shaky, will fail faster if you leave; but if it is already so shaky that everyone has to take one pay cut after another, it is probably going to fail anyway.  So like the others recommend, I'd say look for another job.  In the meantime, document EVERYTHING about how to do what you do, and when you give notice, hand over the book and tell them that this covers everything someone would need to know to do your job.  Only problem is, they will still blame you, if the business does close.  I'm so sorry.

ps -- if you are wanting not to sandbag a future employer by being pregnant and then leaving to have your baby, you could temp.  It's pretty handy for a pregnant woman.
1936698 tn?1333915193
I agree with the women who posted before me. I would look for another job, but be sure to write everything down on how to do it so that way they can't say that you left them "to do it all". Just like AnnieBrooke mentioned, temp services are good when your pregnant because they can always dismiss you when you give birth. A lot of my friends went through a temp service when they were pregnant. Also, if you were to quit, I'd ask them if they were making any pay cuts to their checks to save money. I hope it all works out for you.
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thank you everyone for your comments. today i already started looking and even sent some resumes. i just needed that little push towards what i felt i needed to do. i hope one day my inlaws will understand and not blame me.
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