I am at the very early stages of negotiating compensation for technical contribution to a startup, and we have discussed several different options including equity, royalty, flat rate, or hourly rate. All over the map. I want to shoot for some amount of equity, but I’m not sure what the pitfalls (besides the equip ty becoming worthless) are. Can someone walk me through the basics? Would I need personal protection?
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I've come across many discussions regarding trust issues in dealing with recruitment agencies. Basically, they offer a three month protection where if an employee that they help to join your organization leaves within three months, they help you find another person without additional agency fees.
However, I've come to know that immediately after three months have passed, they start sharing the same person's resume to other companies with a promise of a hike in the salary to the same new employee who just joined you. The agency gets another commission, the employee gets a hike, win-win for both. The company on the other hand spends 12 month worth of agent fee for nothing.
Does anyone have similar experience or ideas on how to protect ourselves from such a situation?
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