Morgan Jones on 16 Feb 2017 08:43:32 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Start-up Advice

+1 to Christopher’s advice, particularly when it comes to pay—options are great if they work out but you have to assume they won’t.  I worked for a startup in my early career—it was a great place to work until it was bought out.  I’ve taken a different path since mostly due to opportunities that presented themselves.  I’ve interviewed at startups since and decided against them for various reasons but in some cases just for lifestyle: long hours get less desirable as I age and want life outside of work.  That said if you’re willing to put in the time and love your work and/or your co-workers it’s hard to beat working in a tight-knit team that gets things done.

Let us know what you decide and how it works out.


> On Feb 16, 2017, at 10:47, Christopher Barry <> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:42:14 -0500
> Casey Bralla <> wrote:
>> I've got an opportunity to join a small start-up company.  On paper,
>> the company seems like a very good deal..
>> However, I'm worried that I'm looking at the project through
>> rose-colored google glass.    If anybody has any personal experiences
>> (good and bad) with start-ups, would you be willing to contact me
>> off-list and share your stories?
>> I want to be sure I get some real-world background before I make a
>> jump.
>> TIA!
> I've been in different startups for practically 20 years now. Don't go
> into it thinking you're going to be a bazillionaire from options. Get
> options, but get paid too.
> You'll have a lot of fun, you'll work ridiculous hours, you create
> great things, you will push yourself and learn a lot, you'll make
> lifelong friends, and you'll cry when they tank. But overall you'll not
> regret it.
> Jump!
> -- 
> Regards,
> Christopher
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