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Re: Seeking Programmers.by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
|on Oct 31, 2005 at 18:20 UTC||Need Help??|
Wait... let me get this straight... you want quality programmers to work for stock in a company that may or may not be worth anything, and not get paid in cash?
This is shades of a job I had where they told me "well... there's no bonuses here, but we give you options instead" At the end of my employment with them my 50,000 options were worth a whopping US$75. That works out to a penny and a half a piece.
There is a truck in my driveway. It ain't a turnip truck.. and I haven't fallen out of it lately...
I wouldn't take an offer like that. I don't think that the kind of talent you want is going to either. I'm willing to be wrong, but then again....
Let me give you some sage advice: get some funding, and hire your programmers. If you can't get the funding to be able to afford salaries for staff then maybe you need to reconsider your business plan. I honestly don't mean to be harsh, but I for one have already been burned once in my life by a poorly funded business with an business plan that didn't make sense to investors, and I wasn't the only one. I would hate to see somebody here at PM who hasn't my experience get burned as well. This is a bad time to be unemmployed.
Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
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