Her Brother Tried to Force Her to Help Out The Family Business for Free, but When She Refused, She Was Stunned to Learn Her Parents Had Called Her ‘Petty’ and ‘Lazy’

A girl told the story of how her family recently bought a local ice cream shop that was going out of business. After her brother got a job there, he pulled her aside and asked if she could help. Here’s what she had to say.    

Her parents came into some money

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The parents of the girl, who is 17 years old, recently came into “a fair bit of money,” which she thinks came from one of her mother’s elderly relatives. They decided to buy a local ice cream shop that was going out of business. The shop was where they met, and so it has a lot of sentimental value to them.

They hired the girl’s brother

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After purchasing the shop, the woman’s parents hired her 18-year-old brother to work there. They wanted him to have job experience before he went off to college. They did not offer to hire the girl, but she didn’t ask, as she already had a fast food job.

She and her friends went to the shop

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“My house is pretty close to the shop, and my friends and I decided to meet up there for ice cream and to hang out,” she said. “For reference, we’re a group of four high schoolers. It was pretty busy, so we got in line. About a minute in, my brother came out of the back and waved me over.”

Her brother asked for her assistance

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Reaching her brother, he gave her an apron and asked to help his coworker in the back. He told her that they needed to clean the machines swiftly, but because of how busy it was, he had to open a second register and so could not help.

She refused to help him

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The girl said no to her brother’s request, as she was not being paid for it. He, however, insisted that she had to help, as it was the “family business.” He also noted how busy it was and said his coworker was very panicked.

He said that the aid was owed

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Her brother offered to allow her friends to skip the line if she helped for ten minutes, noting that she owed him some help for bringing “such a big group in.” Not wanting to cause a scene in a busy shop, she refused once more, to which her brother huffed, waved her off, and went to open the second register.

She went back to her group

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“I went back to my friends, and the rest of our meetup went well, but my brother kept giving me dirty looks until we got our cones and left,” she said.

Her parents confronted her

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Upon returning home later that night, the woman was confronted by her parents, who told her that her behavior was petty. They told her to work a full shift in order to make up for it, but when she reminded them about her own job and schedule, they backed off.

Was she right?

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After the incident, the girl’s family maintained that she’s both petty and lazy. She’s now wondering if they’re right.

The internet responded

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One commenter said, “Bottom line is, you don’t have to work if you’re not getting paid. You’re an employee; you have no obligation to that shop.”

Another person noted, “Why can’t your parents come in and help out when needed?”

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