I'm sorry you condone this type of behavior on the part of recruiting company owners? I don't condone it. I think it is wrong to treat hardworking, long term, well liked and highly successful employees this way. unless an owner makes it worth someone's while, many recruiters go off after a while to open their own shops. there doesn't seem to be any reason to me for this unfair treatment, animosity and greed. My boss opened her own shop, she should have understood and have been supportive so we could have both continued to benefit from the relationship. She reneged on an agreement. Yes I wanted to be paid on placements that were close to closing and but for me would not have existed. Why would that be unusual?
Thomas Patrick Chuna said:casey - let me get this straight.. you announce your intention to leave the company to go start your own show, and THEN you start making demands about what the company you are leaving must do regarding commissions for placements that hadn't closed yet, AND you expected to get paid by the company you no longer worked for when the deals closed?
No offense, but you have some interesting expectations.. With no written agreement, the owner just patted you on the head and sent you on your way. Not that anyone would ever sign an agreement like that in the first place - Why on earth would anyone do any favors for someone who will hurt them financially in the near term by leaving, and in the long term by competing?
Maybe she was your friend and you trusted her, but you have to be realistic - the concept of fairness isn't even found in the bible, much less practiced by emotional humans faced with losing their moneymaker.
best thing is to orient yourself to winning, and beating your former employer in the marketplace.
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