i'm starting a shop job next week and it says in my welcome letter that "your employment is conditional on receiving two satisfactory references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer". on the reference request form it says that if i have no work experience i should ask a "educational referee or a personal referee - not a family member".
the problem is that my current employer is my mother as i work for her business. do i:
a) put her down as a reference, or b) put my previous employer down?