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    Founder wants to meet at the weekend
    Jacky Broadbent
    Mar 18, 2024

    I work for a fast paced, rapidly growing engineering company. Certain market forces (bunch of new wars…) means our production and conuslting has 3x in the past 12-months.

    We’re all working like crazy people to keep on top of things.

    Obviously it’s an interesting problem to have.

    The thing is, the company founder gets on with me, likes to bounce ideas of me and keeps asking me to go to lunch with her at least one weekend a month.

    Don’t get me wrong, the job is great but it’s not my business and I don’t want to spend my weekends thinking about the next big thing.

    What is the best way to turn her down?

    Alex Stanley-Bell
    Mar 19, 2024
    Alex Stanley-Bell Mar 19, 2024

    First of all Jacky that is a great problem to have!

    My question would be why do you want to turn her down? I get you need the weekend to decompress but this could lead into you becoming a leader in the industry and some fantastic connections.

    Will Barron
    Mar 20, 2024
    Will Barron Mar 20, 2024

    Do you have equity? Are you getting paid to work on the weekend?

    If not, there is absolutely no reason to be worried in saying something like –

    “Sounds great. Can we stick this in the diary for Monday morning next week? I’ve got stuff on this weekend”.

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