Do you think it's selfish to request a few days off work in this situation?
I’ve worked for my parents since I was 14, so that’s about 6 or 7 years now. They own an Asian grocery store and it’s mainly family that helps out: my mom, my dad, me, my brother, my two other uncles. On Saturday another uncle from my mom’s side helps out and on Sunday my sister helps out.
One of the regular workers (my uncle) had to immediately leave for Thailand because his mom is dying of cancer and he’ll be gone for a month. The day he left, my parents left for vacation. They couldn’t cancel because he left in the last minute. So it was just me, one uncle, and my brother that were the main helpers for the 5 days my parents were gone without any help. Things went okay…I just had to work extra hour or two.
Anyways, I want to visit my bf that I haven’t seen in 2 months. He lives across the country in California. I won’t be having school for 5 days so I’d be gone for only 5. I’m just wondering if I leave, do you think they’d have enough help?
I mean when I’m here.. my mom just stays home and comes to work for two hours. My dad stays in the office, does some paper work and sleeps LOL.
So if I leave, my brother would have to work a bit longer (he’s so lazy anyways!), my mom wouldn’t stay home all day. I mean, when my parents were gone..there was only 3 out of the main 6 workers and it ran smoothly.
Do you think they’d be okay with just my dad, uncle, mom, and brother working?
The 5 days I’m gone, I have 2 days off anyways when I’m not supposed to work lol