My manager (company founder) accepted an offer for a top c-level position for a different company. Part of the reason why I was so pumped about this job was to work more closely with this person as there was a lot I could learn from them and they were very accommodating of the entrepreneurial spirit (working for them while I concurrently figure out my own startup in a different industry). There are other reasons as well but I'll keep those to myself.
I've spoken with the other founders and they've informed me that not much will change, except that I will be reporting to them now—department head position (my boss) will not be backfilled and I will in essence still be doing what I’ve been hired to do albeit losing my skydiving buddy.
I guess the question here is do I have bargaining chips? I am in ops and their service is VERY ops-heavy. I’ll be integral in the strategy of how the ops team will be structured and built as well as other strategic initiatives for product development. And if I do have an opportunity to negotiate better TC, what do you think that would look like?
TC: $95k, 0.25% equity, started in August 2019
Company: Seed round in mid 7-digits—great cap table, consumer/corporate litigation space, under 10 employees atm
I was going to wait until at least 90-days to bring up some sort of raise (once I have proven myself a bit more) but this presents a unique opportunity to accelerate that notion. Any and all advice is apprciated.
Still bummed about my boss leaving, but hey. 🤷♂️🤘
Especially if you were naive enough to think you were 'integral' at < 90 days and 95k TC.