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Jilano311012yWelcome, little green circle!
Two things regarding your rant:
- You seem to be overthinking a lot, try to talk to the CEO/boss (calmly of course) about what troubles you
- Always ask for whatever salary/share to be written down with date/name/signature
Good luck! Hope the company continues to grow!
dav1221482yI've talked to the CEO calmly about this a few weeks ago and he wasn't willing to increase my shares but he said there was certain bonuses awaiting once we reach certain milestones.
You learn at some point that you are never over dramatic about such things. If you produce so much value and all you get is a salary for barely surviving, while doubling your salary would be no trouble, with the company worth ten million and you having a large share in CREATING that value, you can tell what the CEO thinks of you. And if those two colleagues have four times your share and you never knew about it, I doubt they are really friends of yours. Lastly, while you must be repaid for your work with proper salary, when you have a share in the company you stop being a simple salary man and you have a say in the decisions of the company. You don't take orders any more, you reach mutual agreements over the work. When you have a share, you DEMAND that your word has weight. And everything has to be signed in agreements. Even a true friend whom you trust blindly would never let you do business with them without everything formally agreed - I wouldn't.You will grow from this situation.
bahua133402yWhen you say 2.5%, do you mean 2.5% of the company's valuation? ie: $250,000 at the current value? What options do you have for the shares you would get? Is there someone to whom you could sell them without putting ownership of the company in danger? With numbers like those, without pay, it feels like they're pushing you out.