Chances are that he is less than a well-paid future owner, however. Being the heir-apparent to a family business is generally not all that it is cracked up to be.
Originally Posted by Chan Tran
If his experience is similar to mine, then it is expected that he will go that extra mile, put in extra hours, and all for less money than the top producing employee because, after all, someday, "all this will be his."
Didn't work out for me, and, chances may be good that he already can see that it isn't going to work out for him.
I'm not saying this isn't a good family business with a solid plan for its existence into future generations of the family, but history shows ample examples to the contrary . . . owners who claim with pride that they "built this place with their own two hands" and feel that know one else deserves to profit from their efforts.
Not passing judgement on this business, just pointing out that there may well be a second side to this "coin".