The manager consistently hired family and family friends gradually weeding out anyone who wasn't just that. The males are direct hires but the females, even the family, are temps. Temps get hired in after an average of 18 months of continuous employment, but the non family member females will be there indefinitely as temps, one over 2 years until she finally found a permanent job elsewhere. If you're related somehow to the boss, you've got it made, you can do no wrong and don't have to do anything at all. The non-family members that are still there, will pick up the slack for your work.