I met a girl who ask me to start a biz with her.
She sounded like a hardworking girl who wanted to learn how to do business. Then one day, she said she wanted to have a $3000 salary but I was not prepared to give $3000 for her to think of ideas for 6 – 12 months.
Maybe $500 is ok just to help out with her expenses and the rest she needs to focus on building up her business as money don’t fall from the sky.
Then to motivate her, I told her if she manage to score an investment I’ll get her a Rolex for her birthday as incentive but she heard it as I will give her “a Rolex For Her Birthday.”
And even though she didn’t get the investment, she has been asking me for the Rolex 4 – 5x a day, sometimes in the middle of the night at 3am.
When I confronted her about it, she said that it was something that “I promised her”, and I have no integrity.
And about the texting at 3am, thats because she is very alert during that time, and that’s the time she usually sends whatsapp messages. Its my fault that I am bothered by the 3am whatsapp messages about when is she getting her Rolex.
Then when we go for meetings during the day, she makes it a point to let me know before the meeting that she is upset that she is not getting the Rolex and after the meeting she ask why she cannot just walk into the shop and buy it there and then.
I am also very afraid to bring her to meetings because she will act like a big boss, and talk about ideas without thinking about cost or who is going to do it. So its like I am cutting down the cost of events from $300,000 to $15,000, and she is talking to the vendors with big ideas to bring it back up to 300k – 500k
She likes to send me articles about this person’s son that person’s daughter can spend what they want in the business they doing and also from their instagram they seem to be enjoying life even when they are doing business, not like her taking a $500 allowance and have no Rolex
But her dad is just a normal guy thats not working, staying in a 4rm hdb.
How should I encourage her to be realistic? Or should I get for her the Rolex?
Editor’s note: For the value that she is bringing to the company, even a $3 cup of bubble tea as a reward for her is too much.