Bakery Owner Bans Niece: Heartless or Justified? 🍪💔

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Diply | Diply

Owning a small bakery is a dream come true for many, and our protagonist (35F) is no exception. With only two part-time employees, she takes pride in her work and runs the bakery mostly by herself. However, when her sister-in-law asked if her 11-year-old niece could help out during summer break, things took a dramatic turn. The niece, an aspiring baker, was eager to learn, but her presence quickly soured the atmosphere and left everyone grumpy. Now, the niece wants to return on weekends, and the bakery owner must make a tough decision. 😓🥐

A Summer of Baking Bliss? 🌞

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Niece's Baking Dream 🍰

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

A Promise Made, A Promise Kept? 💬

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Grumpy Bakers Unite! 😠

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

No Improvement in Sight 😔

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

The Return of the Niece? 🔄

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Aunt's Tough Decision 🚫

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

SIL's Unhappiness 😡

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Business Over Family? 🤔

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Shouting Match Ensues! 🗣️

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Family Backlash 😞

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Husband's Support 💕

IrritatedCookie | IrritatedCookie

Aunt's Dilemma: To Bake or Not to Bake? 🍩

Our bakery owner is caught in a family feud after refusing to let her niece continue helping at the bakery. The niece's presence left everyone grumpy, and the aunt felt it was unproductive for her business. Despite the niece's enthusiasm, the aunt had to make a tough decision, sparking a shouting match and nasty messages from her sister-in-law and mother-in-law. With her husband's support, she stands her ground, but is she being heartless or just protecting her business? Let's see what the internet thinks of this sticky situation... 🤔🍪

NTA: Running a bakery is serious business, not a daycare 💔

EbonyDoe | EbonyDoe

NTA. Running a bakery, not a daycare. Customers want professionalism. 💔

WaywardMarauder | WaywardMarauder

Bakery owner defends decision to ban 11-year-old niece. 🤷‍♂️

-K_P- | -K_P-

NTA. Mother should foster interest at home 👨‍🍳

Existing_Fox_6317 | Existing_Fox_6317

"NTA. You should have fired her earlier in this summer." 👏

everellie | everellie

NTA. 11-year-old shouldn't work in a professional environment. 👍

DismalDog7730 | DismalDog7730

NTA prioritizes livelihood over 11-year-old niece. Saints get rewarded. 😊

Dry_Calligrapher_313 | Dry_Calligrapher_313

Niece's negative impact on employees justified her banishment. 👏

Reckoner08 | Reckoner08

INFO: NTA but learn from this- child labor laws, communication

BoyoDee | BoyoDee

NTA: Laws and safety concerns justified banning niece from bakery 🍪

Low-Depth8791 | Low-Depth8791

Niece's immature behavior and entitlement drained the work environment. 😳

Awareofmyissues | Awareofmyissues

NTA. Business over family. Limited hours, not the whole summer.

panic_bread | panic_bread

NTA. SIL wants free babysitting, but child had enough learning.

lonnielee3 | lonnielee3

NTA. Bakery owner prioritizes business over family. 💔

awfulworm- | awfulworm-

Bakery owner defends decision with legal and safety concerns. 💪

MacDaddyDC | MacDaddyDC

NTA! Bakery owner avoids liability but regrets lack of communication. 💔

Lunar-Eclipse0204 | Lunar-Eclipse0204

NTA: No free babysitting at the bakery! 🙌

TemptingPenguin369 | TemptingPenguin369

NTA. Niece acts like a 5-year-old, not fit for kitchen 💔

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

Niece banned from bakery, child labor laws saved the day! 👮👨‍🍳

aphrahannah | aphrahannah

Niece's behavior questioned: ESH, but SIL worse. 😐

Moose-Live | Moose-Live

NTA. Encouraging baking in a child without forcing unpaid labor. 👏

ABeerAndABook | ABeerAndABook

Owner defends bakery against entitled sister and unruly niece. 🍪

TeenySod | TeenySod

NTA, but why was she so awful? 🤔

hammond66 | hammond66

Déjà vu? OP's niece banned from bakery, what's next? 🤔

ATCrow0029 | ATCrow0029

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