My father is making me look like a fool at work

All of the guys at my job are becoming seriously aggravated and angry because my father schedules me all the time for all of the easy service assignments. I know my father is trying to be a nice guy, but it is only making it more tough for me to get along with the other employees at work. On the first afternoon that I started work, my father made this serious speech about being proud that his child was joining him in the family owned business. To be honest, I wanted my father to keep our relationship a secret, however he wouldn’t do that. He said he wasn’t going to hide his pride for me, even if the other guys easily became jealous or miserable. As of late, my father has been scheduling me for all of the straightforward service work and the guys are getting upset about it. I definitely understand, however I do not control the quarterly schedule. I would be perfectly cheerful to do work on a boiler service or an all afternoon Heating and A/C appliance installation task. I do not mind getting dirty or spending the length of the day in the heat. I told my father to stop giving me all the easy work assignments and he told me that he can do whatever he wants with his business. In time, he wants me to take over when he retires. He is making that pretty much impossible. The guys have zero respect for me as a coworker. They will never listen to anything I say as their boss. I seriously wish my father would listen to me when I voice my concerns. It’s only going to easily become worse and I do not want to quit and find another career.

 

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