Question by Joe Perri: Screwed out of 00? Can i trust my partners?
So im a bit aggravated today. About a year ago me and 2 guys formed an independent production company. We were in need of a laptop, but we did not have the funds to purchase one. So one day we got a call from one of my partners friends that he was selling a $ 2000 macbook for $ 1500. It was a good deal and i was able to somewhat afford it at the time. My partners needed it more than i did so i was just purchasing it to get into our system and they would give me periodic payments to pay it off. So as time when on they were using the laptop frequently and it definitely rubbed me the wrong way as they were treating the laptop as if it was theirs like they paid for it. My gut feeling was telling me that this whole situation was a bad idea but i ignored it. So on st. patricks day the laptop got stolen in a bar because they took their eyes off it for a bit-oh yea and they were hammered as well. So they told me the bad news yesterday, and i didn’t know what to say. In a way i wasn’t surprised. They were saying that their the ones who are screwed not me because they now have to pay for 2 laptops, A new one and the rest of the payments of the stolen one to me. I guess i learned a really good lesson, which sucks cause i knew it before hand to but i ignored my instinct. So how should i handle my feeling towards my partners? Can i trust them? I know shit happens, but this could have been preventable. I don’t want to hate them nor have the relationship tarnished but their responsibility level is at the level of a 15 year old sometimes. They say ill be payed off by the end of June. Thank you for reading that, any answers/reactions would be great.
Answer by airjarrod
If you think your partners are basically 15 year olds, then get out of the partnership ASAP.
If I had something worth $ 1500 on me, you know I’d never let it out of my sight.
Get out before they lose something of greater value.
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