Is it possible to take 1-2 days off a week if you own a business? My parents have owned this Asian grocery for 30 years.Open every day, closing early on holidays. A big majority of people that have worked here are my uncles, aunts, sisters, and close family friends. I asked my dad why he only hired people that were like family. He said because sometimes people he hire that aren’t family end up stealing merchandise and he can’t trust them. My parents have grown to not trust people. I was just thinking, if I were to own the store one day…I can’t always depend on family to work for me (especially since they’re getting old). Is it really that hard to find DEPENDABLE and TRUSTWORTHY workers? Maybe my parents just suck at hiring because I sort of notice sometimes they give people they know work because they NEED a job. One other question. My parents are at the store every day and it is open every day. If I am the owner one day, is it possible to have 2 days off a week if I have enough help or is that unprofessional to you? I would hate to think that I would never have any free time at all. My mom and dad are here every day but they mostly come whenever they want, my dad sleeps in his office sometimes LOL, run errands, sometimes my mom leaves and goes shopping. But they never take days off at all. And my mom said it'd be hard to have family time if I own this place. The main thing that worries me about owning a business is that I will never have the time to relax, do my chores, spend time with family. It's not like my sister and hubby's day care...lucky them that they can have two days off a week because it is closed Sat. and Sun. If I could have somewhat freedom of what my parents do I think I'd be fine where I am able to pop in for a bit instead of stay the whole day.