For a year, this 35-year-old man has been working with his sister-in-law, 27, and their jobs are in a field that’s predominantly male.
He’s known his sister-in-law since she was 12-years-old, and they have such a close bond that she’s like a sister to him.
Leading up to his sister-in-law working with him, she was financially unstable. Even though she was working two jobs, she was still living paycheck-to-paycheck.
“So, I had the idea that she come work with me. I work in oilfields. She was reluctant since it’s a construction job, and it’s mostly men working. She is a tough woman, and I knew she could do it,” he said.
After several months of trying to convince his sister-in-law to work with him, she eventually agreed, and he helped her get a position at his company.
In order to save money, he and his sister-in-law drove the two-hour commute together.
Three months into his sister-in-law’s new job, she got into a relationship with a co-worker. In the beginning, things seemed fine.
However, his sister-in-law’s boyfriend quickly developed resentment and envy towards the close bond he had with his sister-in-law.
“He would say that he didn’t view our relationship as normal and that he would never have this type of relationship with his sisters-in-law,” he explained.