Signs you picked the wrong startup to work for

  • you build a website with WordPress or Blogger that used default templates and you’re all of sudden the lead designer.
  • the CEO of the company still uses a Quixnet or other MLM program email address.
  • the CEO is selling the premeasured coffee packets for brewing coffee.
  • the prototype website was built by one of the VC’s nephews in WYSIWYG website builder.
  • the total of all virtual goods sold last year does not equal how much you’re supposed get paid for your next paycheck.
  • your company depends on outsourced designers and web developers, yet the last three web design firms have “ripped the company off”.
  • your CEO wants to create the next Facebook/Twitter, but has never used the sites themselves.
  • part of your business strategy is sell professional services packages for less than the hourly rate of the subcontractors you’re using.
  • this business strategy seems to repeat elsewhere as a buy high, sell low strategy.
  • you’re becoming suspicious that the primary revenue source of the company is the employees themselves.
  • business direction change frequency depends on how often the CEO’s favorite blog posts articles.