Boss/CEO left halfway through one week sprint that “decides fate of company”
I’ve been working for a smaller comp for almost 10 months. I am very loyal to my boss, who pulled me out of a job I hated to do something that I for the most part, love. He’s even hired two of my good friends. But he has a habit of going on vacations/trips at inopportune times. This one was planned well in advance, but it comes right when we are trying to ship our very complex MVP before EOD Friday: so that we can get VC funding, acquire customers, etc. if we don’t hit this deadline he said “we might not make it as a company”. Our funding runs out in November. He doesn’t even get back until a few days after the deadline. Something about this really doesn’t sit well with me: is this something indicative of poor leadership? It seems like a trip he should have cancelled.