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30th Nov '16 3:48:25 AM Kakai
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* Discussed in ''ComicBook/WhiteSand'', when Praxton notes that his son's lack of serious magic power means that regardless of how hard Kenton tries, Praxton won't be able to promote him to appropriate rank without people accusing him of nepotism.
16th Nov '16 5:32:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''AutoTuneTheNews'': STRICTLY disallowed in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans.]] Except for family members. And sexy turtles.

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* ''AutoTuneTheNews'': ''WebVideo/AutoTuneTheNews'': STRICTLY disallowed in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans.]] Except for family members. And sexy turtles.
20th Oct '16 6:56:05 AM mightymewtron
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* ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'': Implied to be why the head of the bank insists they should give more loans to Vector, who is his son.



* Seemingly played straight but actually averted on ''WebVideo/{{Battleground}}'' with Jordan who is the son of the canidate's wife. While he believes that he is in a position of importance, he actually doesn't do anything and merely is given an office to keep him out of the way.

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* Seemingly played straight but actually averted on ''WebVideo/{{Battleground}}'' with Jordan who is the son of the canidate's candidate's wife. While he believes that he is in a position of importance, he actually doesn't do anything and merely is given an office to keep him out of the way.
23rd Aug '16 7:49:56 AM nielas
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* In ''VideoGame/ThisIsThePolice'' you play Jack Boyd, the Police Chief of Freeburg who is being forced into retirement because the city's corrupt mayor wants to give the job to one of his relatives. At first it seems like he is going to give the job to his nephew before announcing that his brother-in-law will take over instead.
** A local businessman contacts you and offers to donate enough money to the police department that you can hire three additional police officers. His only condition is that you hire his nephew as one of the officers. The guy is incompetent and has the lowest skill level possible in the game. You cannot fire him without losing the funding but assigning him to certain tasks might result in him quitting on his own which does not penalize you.
20th Aug '16 8:16:33 PM WanderingTedium
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Fun fact: This trope, when applied to friends instead of relatives, is known as cronyism.
19th Aug '16 3:02:05 AM HenningMakholm
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* In both the film and book of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', the protagonist Patrick Bateman works at an accountancy firm which his father practically owns.

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* In both the film and book of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'', the protagonist Patrick Bateman works at an accountancy investment firm which his father practically owns.owns. It is heavily implied that his job is a complete sinecure; the only remotely work-related activity he's shown to do is scheming to get more prestigious accounts assigned to him. (Presumably they're more prestigious because they actually earn money for the business, which is why Patrick is not let near them). Nevertheless he feels infinitely superior to his brother, who lives on explicit parental handouts, because he earns his own money.
18th Aug '16 11:38:25 AM TheDiego908
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* In [[VisualNovel/AceAttorneyInvestigationsMilesEdgeworth Gyakuten Kenji 2]], this is first implied, then revealed to be the reason as to why [[HarmlessVillain Sebastian Debeste]] easily became a prosecutor even though he's pretty much incompetent for much of the game.
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28th Jul '16 7:42:14 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr. Kornada]] turns out to have gotten his position as Vice President of paper clip distribution from his nephew, Mr. Ishiguro, who gave him a [[KickedUpstairs worthless high-ranking job to keep him out of trouble.]]
15th Jul '16 12:33:39 PM DaibhidC
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[[folder: Radio]]
* In one of the Storyteller sketches on ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresSouvenirProgramme'', he describes how he applied to work a bank, and met with the irascible owner, who immediately gave him a job. And that's how he became a manager at Finnemore and Finnemore.
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6th Jul '16 3:47:08 PM WillKeaton
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* Defied in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' by [[The Eeyore Michael Wenton-Weakes]]'s mother, who upon becoming his boss has him downsized, then tells him to his face the only special treatment he'll get is her telling him his tie has a stain on it.

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* Defied in ''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'' by [[The Eeyore [[TheEeyore Michael Wenton-Weakes]]'s mother, who upon becoming his boss has him downsized, then tells him to his face the only special treatment he'll get is her telling him his tie has a stain on it.
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