Welcome to “The Family Business,” my brand new series of blog posts about the ins and outs (and trials and tribulations) of families
… families that work together!
For many years, the Rizzoli family business was plumbing. Whether it was simply a clogged pipe or an entire septic tank replacement, Rizzoli & Sons was there for all of Metro Boston's plumbing needs. Because I was a part of a family business for so long, I know something about how they're run. There are challenges, but there are a lot of advantages to a family business. When the kids were growing up, we were able to teach them the value of har
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r got to spend more time at home. If a problem came up, everyone could pitch in, which only made our family stronger.
As we all know, sometimes in life, stuff happens. My son Frankie Jr. was never really interested
in being a plumber. And then last year, my marriage went down the tubes. But as I always say to the kids, if you get knocked down, get right back up. So nowadays, the Rizzolis have a new “family business”: the Boston Police Department. We may not own the place, but it's where online casino three of us Rizzolis work, and we're in it together!