I work for my dad at the moment and he's a complete dick. Everyone that has ever worked with/for him agrees. I was unemployed and due to my nervousness in job interviews I couldn't get a job I want. So my dad being kind let me work for him for very small sums of money each week. I agreed thinking this would be good for me. Oh how I was wrong. 5 months have passed, each week I'm told 'I suppose you should get paid, but I don't think you're worth it'. I just play along as I'm a very nice person. He says it to me every week and I know he's not being sarcastic. Each day and month I've put up with his appauling behaviour towards me. He always embarasses me infront of everyone and rarely has anything good to say about me. Soo many times I've felt like telling him to 'stfu' but I don't because he's my father. I hate what I'm doing and if I leave it's gonna be hard on him without me and the family for money. He's a fucking wanker and I've put myself into this position. I shoulda known better. Today nearly had me lose my temper, I was helping him in our garden and he started losing his temper with me for no reason at all. I can't take it anymore, he drives me absolutely insane.
What should I do?
Sometimes we say things that hurt ourselves and others that were not meant, so I leapt from my life's struggles and long running regret
Get another job.
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Tell him to stfu, you don't want to stay quiet, that's bad, let him know he needs to change. If that doesn't work follow Amanda's advice.
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Why should you work for him, if he's not paying you?
Well, I assume he is supporting you to the extent of providing room and board. It's reasonable for him to expect you to do some work around the house for that. But if you are working 40 hours a week for him in a business, you should be being paid.
It's hard to give good advice without knowing how your parents would react to various possibilities. Certainly you want seriously to get another job.
What sort of work is it, and what sort of business?