I’m in a very early stage startup and got burnt out really quickly because the timeline for what we want to achieve is ridiculous.
I wanted to quit but when I brought up this conversation, I was guilted into staying because we were to raise another round. They needed people to keep things going basically (I’m more experienced than the founder - with a lot less in comp).
What should I do?
Startups are fun and crazy. Typically they’re worth it bc you gain so much life experience. But when it stops being fun, time to leave, bc you could easily get higher pay.
I have been fired, laid off, etc. I loved working for startups but over the past 10 years, all my equity has turned out to be worthless. Don’t count on it. But if you ignore the equity and it’s still worth it, put everything you have into it. Nothing more thrilling!