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Should I sue my friend over a business dispute?

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A enterprise scenario I used to be in with a buddy went mistaken. We now have a dispute about who’s at fault, and if he weren’t a buddy, I might take the matter to court docket to get well about $3,000 of my funding. However I don’t need to damage the friendship. What do you suggest?

It’s a really dangerous enterprise to enter enterprise with household and buddies. Issues by no means go easily in enterprise to start with, and once you add the complexity of working with private relationships — properly, don’t you watch “Succession”? When you sue a buddy, then they may now not be a buddy. When you don’t sue a buddy however harbor a grudge, you then nonetheless received’t be buddies. Attempt to work out a compromise. Within the spirit of friendship, think about splitting the distinction. Some individuals really feel enterprise is enterprise and never private and one shouldn’t be confused with the opposite — which leads me to utilizing this chance to pay tribute to the late James Caan’s best position in “The Godfather” and say, “Relaxation in peace, Sonny.”

My boss provided me a promotion. I used to be pleased with the popularity and the chance however not with the compensation. Is that this one thing I can negotiate? If not, is it ever applicable to show down a promotion if the quantity of further work (and headache) isn’t well worth the wage?

Wow, there’s rather a lot to unpack there. It doesn’t sound as in case you’re looking forward to the extra duty. First, there’s nothing mistaken with asking for extra compensation if you can also make a case that the extra duty is price greater than what’s been provided. A part of that case is demonstrating the additional worth that you’ll deliver. Turning down the chance will seemingly imply by no means getting one other one with that firm. My recommendation? If you’d like the job, take it on your personal profession growth, which has intrinsic worth. Crush it, and use your affect to barter extra money at your subsequent compensation evaluate.

Gregory Giangrande has over 25 years of expertise as a chief human sources government. Hear Greg Wednesdays at 9:35 a.m. on iHeartRadio 710 WOR. E-mail: [email protected] Observe: GoToGreg.com and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande