Remain an employee or jump at the opportunity to become partner?
Dh found his dream job in April. It hasn't been very good pay because the company was just starting out. He's the only employee left.
There were two owners, one owns another company and is in trouble with the IRS so he decided he's out, he doesn't want to be part of this business anymore. He told his partner that he thinks they should give his 10% of the company to dh (right now dh gets commission, 40% of the jobs goes into his pocket). That would give dh 50% total.
Business is picking up. It's getting to the point they are packed most every day, they are about tosign 2 contracts with 2 different car dealerships, plus they just landed a contract with a semi dealership aand a bank.
If he remains an employee he has little to no say in what the company does. Right now he has the only contact for the company (the only phone is his), he drives the company truck as a daily driver, he schedules the appointments, gets the customers, he IS the face of the company. When the radio stations do live broadcasts they want dh there, not the owner of the company.
Everyone that does business with them knows it's dh, no one else.
Anyways, if he were to become partner he would be able to get a higher %, have a day in the company, etc.
If he remains an employee he didn't BUT he is guaranteed pay, as a partner he's not because if the company doesn't make money, there's no profit to split.
Dh wants to add some services to the company eventually (it's a mobile detail company, he makes every car look like it just left the showroom floor). Dh wants to add mobile oil changes and mobile brake changes.
The owner wants to talk to dh today, we think he wants to offer post ownership to the company. This includes no money from us being put in since well, we're broke lol.