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arcsector26810dSchedule the time and give them no help, documentation, or resources. Then when the 40 days end, they'll have gotten nothing done and you can say you were too busy to help on such short notice.
Root5131510dSounds like a typical CEO / investor type.
They appear friendly and helpful, but in reality completely ignore you and dictate everything, and blame you if anything goes amiss. They quite literally see everyone as replaceable and irrelevant.
Also, every move is planned to increase their control and/or return. The external dev house could very easily be an attempt to replace/remove you and/or the other dev with people more under the investor's thumb.
Teknas267410dDecide a point where you say enough is enough. Resign at that point.
@arcsector After the meeting in the evening this guy sent me an email, fixing the dates of the transfer of knowledge. The next week.
I can take some times, but I will be on holiday at the beginning of august and the other developer will take over the transfer.
I think is really over for me
Cultist14729dFolks, stop giving freaking bullshit childish advice.
OR need and want to protect himself.
No, don't hold back knoweldge.
No, don't start a fight.
No, don't start snooping around like it's not your baby project.
Don't fucking undermine the situation by giving « false knoweldge ».
Sorry I sound harsh but god damnit! Fek! We're not talking about a junior who wants a raise because he's paid below market.
You are the fucking CTO. Act like it. Take control. Control the pace. Roll with the flow.
Schedule a meeting with your co-founders. You are in charge of the technical aspect of your company and you see a risk ahead. Voice your opinion.
Then unite to explain to your investor why the timing is less than adequate and see how you can make it work.
It's an investor. Talk money and time waste. All he wants is see people who knows what they are doing. Hold up to your shit.
I can't stress this enough: PAPERTRAIL!
Look in company status what are your rights!
If you have shares, you have rights. Use them.
Be in charge. Don't let them push you around. Be calm, but firm.
Lastly, start searching for a new job!!! Have you tried?
Because it seems you are going down depression lane. And sadly, that road might get you to a really uncool suicide attempt, or worst success.
I think what @jotamontecino has some merit. Think about what you want and don't want in your future. There's no shame in figuring out, that you rather "just" code or become a tech lead, whatsoever instead of a CTO. What matters in the end is that you're healthy (both mentally as well as physically!) and that you're happy with your job.
Teknas26749dPaper trail is essential, I agree.
Don't ever take spoken orders.
And even if you have to, write back that this is what I was told, please confirm.
@Cultist I just tried to do that today before reading you comment. You explained it very well. Maybe I was not as good as you described, but I tried it.
I got an "answer". well. So goes:
Then investor lent us money in the past. But we finished the money, so we borrowed from a bank, but we finished that as well. But the investor company is in reality a subsidiary of the bank, so now UNDER THE CONDITION that we hire immediately the company proposed by the investor, the bank is willing to give us a "bridge loan"
I was thinking tech, they are thinking money laundering?. The cofounders CFO and CEO are also sick and tired of the company, they probably want to get out and keep only shares.
I feel stupid.
A stupid guy with open eyes looking at the ceiling of his bedroom.
Cultist14728d@deviloper you'll feel stupid in 5 years thinking about it. Now is not the time.
Do you have multiple stakeholders?
With limited knowledge of your situation, I see three possibilities:
- make it work: embrace your role as CTO and have a nice collab with the software house.
- redirect: communicate with your team AND your investor to find other outcomes.
- leave: you won't be the first nor the last.
All in all, I assure you you'll be fine in the end. Remember you started something and made it work for TEN fucking years. So many startups fail way before 2y. That's golden value right there.
Breathe, relax and do one move at a time.
(Note: although I'm not a specialist, I've helped quite a bunch of founders over the years. You wouldn't believe the shit some endured. Yet, they're all fine today.)
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