Family business

I was with a friend shopping for lamps at Arab Street. We found out that the owner of the shop we were at were Afghanistanis from Pakistan and it was a family business of about 15 of them running about 9 shops. The man shared that they preferred to employ family members because they trust one another and family members can be counted upon to go the extra mile for one another, like staying back late after official opening hours.

I’m just thinking about it that that is actually a cool way of employing people. You employ someone who you know intimately and you can help him earn a living to support his family and even disciple him in the business. You don’t mind doing more for him because he’s family and he’s more likely to do more for you for the same reason.

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