When We Role Play… (30)

This is for EVERYONE.
Let’s try something new today.

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You have been looking for a job for a while.
Your best friend of 5 years:

… hooked you up with a job at his start up company of 1 year.
He is the CEO and got you a good entry level position.
You started doing such a good job, that 6 months later, you got:

35,000 bonus + 50% raise
Car Service
Better title (just within the company)
Paid 2 week vacation

Word spread of how well you did in the company and it got to the ears of his rival company….

Meet the rival CEO:

He is very impressed with what he heard of your skills.
He wants you on his team and will stop at nothing to have you sign on the dotted lines.
He met with your over dinner and wanted you to come work for his company.
His company has been in business for many years (4+) and has been featured in Black Enterprise and Forbes.
Working for him includes:

100,000 signing bonus + 75% raise
Private jet access + car service
Bigger Title (more clout)
Option to leave half days on Friday
Paid month vacation
Instant health benefits (no 6 month wait)

Sounds great….
But, do you stay with your best friend at his company and remain loyal?
OR, do you move to the rival company and get more pay + perks,
ultimately losing your best friend?

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Author: jamari fox

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15 thoughts on “When We Role Play… (30)

  1. I would stay at the job that I am already at with my BF. Money is nothing to me as long as I have enough to live on. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and plus my best friend is a fine ass man. I figure if I keep doing good for his company we will grow closer, and I will eventually will get up in his ass.

  2. I talk to my friend & tell him that his rival has offered me a sweetheart deal & see what he wants to do/can offer. Friendship and business are two separate things, and I’d rather not work under a close buddy – unless it’s more of a partnership.

    If we decide to part ways on the business end, I would hope that our friendship would remain strong. Otherwise, maybe it wasn’t based on what I thought. And they’re both sexy, but I wouldn’t screw my boss…well, maybe lol

  3. You guys are interesting. Talking about loyalty when your boy owns the company, but got you an entry-level position…which means as tight as you are, he was still thinking about his business first, you second (protecting his baby). So, he should understand when you come to him with a better offer, and either match (or surpass it), or let you go — and that way not have to worry about any awkwardness should he have to discipline you or something else.

    You didn’t help him start the company, so what ‘loyalty’ are we speaking of?

    1. I would not take an entry-level position if my experience/qualifications exceed what is asked for the job. I was under the impression that the field is one that I have never worked in, so it would not be expected to be offered a high-level position when you don’t even know the business.

  4. New doesn’t mean better. I would discuss the offer with my friend and weigh my options. Knowing me, I would more than likely stay at my friend’s company to help him build. Once he and the company are well on their way, I think it would be understood if I decided to leave. My friend would appreciate my loyalty in staying with him through the rough times of a start-up. Who knows, after a few years, my friend maybe able to offer me much more, including a corner office, with a nice view, and a few other perks!

  5. YngBlkWolf :
    I talk to my friend & tell him that his rival has offered me a sweetheart deal & see what he wants to do/can offer. Friendship and business are two separate things, and I’d rather not work under a close buddy – unless it’s more of a partnership.
    If we decide to part ways on the business end, I would hope that our friendship would remain strong. Otherwise, maybe it wasn’t based on what I thought. And they’re both sexy, but I wouldn’t screw my boss…well, maybe lol

    This.
    Business is business.
    That said, I’d also have to take into account the fact my friend’s new business is thriving and assess my potential for growth within his company. I may have started at the entry level position, but that doesn’t mean that’s where I’m staying.
    So my friend may not be able to offer me exactly what the rival is offering me, but maybe there’s stock options or a more prominent position he can offer.

  6. Actually what I’d do is tell my friend of the better offer, and ask how long does he think I have potential to do the same thing in his company?.. If it doesn’t seem promising, I’d offer him this, in thanks for what he’s done, Id be willing to train a mini me, and I’d leave making sure everything was on the up and up.. And I’det him know it’s business, I got mad love for you, and if you ever need anything I’m here for you.. And I’d roll out!

  7. @the man your just hilarious, I read your comment like three times and could not stop laughing lol

    @the entry it wouldn’t be a quick decision, and it would require a lot of thought, but An opportunity such as that could be a blessing from God, Loyalty is everything to me esp. with family, love, and friends. However my love for power and money would want me to contradict myself and take the opportunity. Friendship and business should not share the same roof, I mean I would imagine him being mad at my decision, but for the better of myself then I have chosen wisely. Such decisions are necessary in the process of getting ahead in life. It beats fucking your way up the latter any day, when opportunity knocks you should answer if not you may end up regretting it later. but idk though that’s hard

  8. Its a no brainer – I’d stay with my friends company. With speed of the new company’s growth, it won’t be long before all the other guy is offering and more will be mine!

    Loyalty is very important.

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