Casey, make it a point to earn that $102k back as fast as you can. Set yourself a goal to do so. I was in a partnership and walked away being owed $40k. It stung, but I made it a point to recover it through hard and intelligent work. It's just money - paper. It comes and goes, and it's more about what we do with it than how much we can stockpile.
Which brings me to the point that Startups take capital. The rest is just conversation.
I mean that - once you start your own firm and start putting all the sweat equity needed, your outlook will change in terms of what you determine to be 'fair' (quite the subjective term). I'm not saying you're right, or she's right - I'm just saying that each and every day, there is somebody complaining about commissions they should have made, deals they could have closed, or candidates they might have known. Losers talk in terms of 'woulda-beens', 'coulda-beens', and 'shoulda-beens' . . . so make it a point to earn that 100 Gs back and you'll have the last laugh.
I consider myself a nice guy and would give a friend the shirt off my back if they needed it. I've also never knocked anyone out at a bar that didn't ask me to first. However, there is a point where you can become "too nice" - and people will feed on that if they can exploit this trait. Family will be the first to get in line . . . I digress.
One of my favorite lines is from American Gangster, and it's good to always keep it in mind when you're launching a new business:
"Success has enemies, Frank. You can be successful and have enemies . . . or be unsuccessful and have friends."
If you're launching a business to directly compete with her, what does she have to lose? Yes, I consider myself an ethical person, which is why I believe in contracts. It's ethical and 'fair' to have everything spelled out upfront. Secret handshakes didn't work in the 20s or 30s any more than they work today.
your words to me a few weeks ago... how come we never hear about them...
thing is these claims happen more frequently than we know, but we never hear about them, because the Government allows for the cases to be Closed /Sealed / Kept Confidential in settlements, due to the protection of both the company and Candidate.
Overtime will be based upon average wages incurred
Also in regards to competing with your boss - did you sign a confidentiality agreement?
Sandra McCartt said:LOL, Casey, i would suggest to you that as a legal recruiter you made a lot more money than minimum wage. As a practical matter i wouldn't want to be the legal recruiter who went to the DOL to stir up some goofy misclassification claim. Those things have a way of getting around the legal community fast.
As one legal recruiter to another if you can't work it out with your ex boss, partner or whatever your agreement was, write it off and move on to establish your own business. It will only take two placements to more than recoup what you left on the table. Energy better spent.
sorry, posted before I saw that..
Loved the manatee post, as well as the Lassie as well...
Thanks for the change of conversation.. hopefully we can move on..
Jerry Albright said:
Should i say, thank you Jerry but no thank you. You go party with Karen, my dance card is full.