Desire of Growth can make us do all kind of things. "We are doing sooooo good just by being with each other for few hours once in a while , Imagine how awesome will it be to be with each other all the time. Let's get Married !!! " Well....ooh la la begins here.
It happened with me, recently, wen I told my Boss, NOT to hire a freelance designer / recruiter permanently. The Boss, well, well, did not listen and now I have this experience to tell.
So,we had this freelancer / vendor / friend ( Lets call him 'Blink' here) who works on our projects. We are amazed by the quality. Meanwhile our team is growing , we are adding people , adding new services. And Blink continues to work with us once in a while , notices all the growth we are experiencing. Alls good , he is happy in his world and we are happy in ours. But as soon as things hit a plateau , sooner or later my Boss thinks "how awesome will it be to get Blink onboard full time, Imagine with few hours of work we did such awesome stuff and how cool will it be to work together under one roof. "
Blink comes on board , and we expect him to transfer his super magical powers to other members of the team. The Boss even agreed to get few of the people that Blink thinks will be required to build a dream team.
The honeymoon period begins , new ideas get discussed, the Boss keeps looking at Blink and smiles from within thinking about how awesome life is going to become.
And as time goes by , Blink who is so used to work as an individual , feels clueless about all the company vision , handling team etc and is all lost.
Blink who came on board to be part of the team realizes it is not all rosy as it looks from outside. And now that instead of being a per project basis relationship , we have converted it into a full time employment, we can not enforce a lot of things. The timelines for the work done as freelancer suddenly double when Blink is full time. Blink starts questioning how and the why of the very work he did happily when he was Single And to top it all , Blink now has opinions on how you should run the company. I was waiting and knew WTF is going on !!!
Well, Boss now sees that its becoming a nightmare. We decides on a mutual divorce and stay away from each other for a while. And if we have not been too bad with each other during our times of being together there is a possibility that Blink and we can continue to work once in a while...
And we see the awesomeness in Blink returns , the peace in our life is back for good and we promise our self never to get Married again !!! Well....
So take a pause and think before any one of you make that next Offer Letter - Dating Vs Getting Married ?
P.S. If you are running small firm, independently, well, the King of Cuba (smallest country), is still, a King. Don't do it only for "money". Retain the awesomeness.