How can I insure that a start up company will hire me?
I am working with a several people and we are developing a company. We are pretty much work for free at the moment as we are a start up but the business is growing rapidly and salaries are coming very soon. The other members have invested money and I was brought on as the Marketing Director.
Although I trust my team, I want to know if there is a way to legally insure that I will be hired (start receiving a pay check!) and that they won't suddenly give me the boot (!) I have their "word" that I am an essential part of the team, but does someone's word still matter these days?!
I've been burned before by start ups and I guess I'd just like to protect myself this time.
How are you working with them? Was it someone else's idea and then you joined? Or did you guys come up with it together?
Either way... definitely get a contract. That's the only way you can legally bind them to anything. Get a written contract for ALL parties involved. You don't have to make this weird. Just say that since it's looking like the business is taking off, it's probably a good idea for all of you to sign a contract, in order to protect all of you, and just so everyone is clear on everyone else's expectations and role.
You can't ensure it you turn in a good résumé say a prayer and hope for the best
Source(s)by Alan - 6 months ago