Reasons to quit job?

New hoSn85
Mar 6, 2018 5 Comments

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?

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  • Twitch LaTam
    Employment is at will. The founder can decide tomorrow that they don’t need you and you could be gone. Keep your loyalty in check.

    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!
    Mar 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft mbupm
    Follow your heart.

    Ask why you are there in the first place. What did you want to achieve?

    Put yourself first. The money-people will.

    Most startups fail. It’s very hard to execute. Since you only get one life make sure to bet your life on the one that matters to you.

    And don’t be an asshole. If you made a commitment then honor it.
    Mar 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Jxuebsj
    Do you think you will really stay long enough to see those stocks vest when it goes IPO? I’m guessing no? It will be years and years away? Take this as a learning opportunity at the company. If you want more WLB, take a stand and ask for it else leave.
    Mar 6, 2018 0
  • New hoSn85
    OP
    Def WLB. The team isn’t experienced enough and founder saves by hiring enthusiastic fresh grads as early members. I just ended up carrying more weight than willing to.
    Mar 6, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Jxuebsj
    What do you want to change? More money? Wlb?
    Mar 6, 2018 0

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