My partners and I started a boutique software development firm and we’ve been going at it for 5 years now. We’ve grown the company considerably and have been seeing good numbers year after year.
However, I am totally burned out. I am overwhelmed with all the projects/clients that we have, I struggle with my partners’ quirks and different point of views on how to grow the company, I struggle with the way my partners handle our finances, the quality of our office space, etc., etc…
I don’t like how our CEO is handling the business, to be quiet frank. He is putting so much work on our plates and dismisses my views on hiring good, experienced, expensive people and putting in systems so that we won’t have to be so hands-on anymore. He has his reasons and I agree most of the time but I am getting really tired.
I’m starting to think of going back to work as an employee of another company. At least there I’ll have a life and not worry about my family’s future so much. Is this a good idea? Can I still keep my share in this company while working for another IT company? What can I do?