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You're probably aware that you personally would be responsible for your relatives failures and you would be breaking the law. The way I see it, any family that would want you to do that is family not worth having. If they're upset, say goodbye nicely, then find friends of good character.

People can only walk on you if you let them. Chose not to be a door mat.
 

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You are just going to have to say NO.

The consequences could be life changing for you if something goes bad---

What's the loss to the one asking to put you onto jeopardy?--Nothing!
 

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ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As stated above, even if your relative did it right, you are the one with your neck on the chopping block.

If he has trouble understanding the implications here, ask him to tune into this site and see the overwhelming response this thread is sure to suggest.
 

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I am worried, I am being pressured from a relative because he wants to use my Ca. General Contractor's license to do jobs. I am leary of it because I do not know what legal implications and liabilities would hit me. I right now have it listed as "inactive" status because I am working in a different field right now. I worked hard to get my CA General's license and do not want to jeapordize my good standing and reputation or risk any liability against my license or my personal life. How do I tell this "family member" no without alienating half my family. Would appreciate suggestions.:clap::clap::clap::clap: HELP PLEASE!
Would you let him borrow your wife?
 

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Thank you for answering my post, everyone has given me great feedback that this is not a good thing to do even though I knew it was not right, the guy is a liar and trying to pull one over on me like everyone else he has buffalo'd in the family. We see right through the guy!:thumbsup:
All the more reason to refuse him. I will venture to guess that 99% to 100% of the posters on this site admire your stance on this.

Since he is a liar and probably a hack (but a family member) perhaps we can offer some more gentle methods in which to decline his request and not start a family war.

The one that comes to mind to me is blaming it on insurance.
 

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If he's a doctor or a lawyer, and him if you can use his license to practice medicine or law.
 

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:clap::clap:Thank you so much for helping me find the words to refuse his requests!!!
hello501: just a couple options on the wording - I understand you're looking for the right words to say.

Try this one: "No F'ing way!"

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"Listen Billy-Joe-Bob, I would really like to help you out on this but - if something-anything were to go wrong on this project - even outside of your control - I'd be in big trouble. No one plans on things going wrong - wrong just happens sometimes. So I'm just uncomfortable handling the project this way."

I vote for the first option but its not my family.
 

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ey, I like your first option!!! But in the interest of not causing any waves for my wife (since it is her brother's daughter's lame-o boyfriend/father of her children), I will use your second option and then later probably throw in your first option in a one on one situation! Once again, thank you for helping me with the "verbage" that I will be using later tonight over at the family's dinner while watching the fight on PPV!
 

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blaming it on insurance? He seems to think he can get insurance and that "I" would have nothing to worry about. So I should tell him no insurance would approve? Thank you again!!!

Since you are in California, why don't you tell him he can use you license after he gets back from a little road trip to south of the border where he picks up a couple bales of, ummm, Hay, yeah that's it, a few bales of Hay for the horses....you know...

He would not have to worry about insurance or getting caught or anything like that....you have it covered, you're watching his back...it will all be fine. :no:

Just say NO!!
 

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ey, I like your first option!!! But in the interest of not causing any waves for my wife (since it is her brother's daughter's lame-o boyfriend/father of her children), I will use your second option and then later probably throw in your first option in a one on one situation! Once again, thank you for helping me with the "verbage" that I will be using later tonight over at the family's dinner while watching the fight on PPV!

Wow, that's nerve.
Three degrees of seperation.
F em.
 

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Ask yourself this question. Knowing what you know about the guy, would you appoint him as CEO of your construction company? 'cause that's basically what your doing if you let him use your license.:no:
 
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