Children of contractors can be a joy and a disappointment. All family situations become complicated with the addition of history. I have no advice other than observations. Some children shouldn’t work for their parent. The accountability is uneven when compared to other employees (too harsh or not at all). Also, the perception of others is unfair. The child works for the company due to the owner. Each of these is destructive to the child or parent (or both). Be fair to the child and let the employment relationship be their idea. Some families have some very clear processes for employment of the contractor’s family member such as a definitive number of years that they have to work for another company or time required in the field building work.
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