My brother has a tech start up idea, he has offered me a position on his venture doing product management, and is willing to double my current salary on the bases that I relocate to North America and become his right hand man after getting funding. He has told me that he is looking for someone to potentially become the COO of the tech start up that he can trust and has given me till the weekend to think about it. I am not sure if I should take it up.
Pros of working for my brother:
- Double the salary
- Relocate to N. America, become more independent and better living conditions than the UK etc
Cons of working for my brother:
- I don't know if we will work well together, he is a very head strong character. We have fallen out in the past over pieces of work.
- He is a family member, I have worked with family members in the past and they usually end up expecting you to be more committed than an ordinary employee to the point that it becomes overbearing.
- He hasn't yet got start up funding, but is expecting me to work weekends/my spare time for free to show how committed I am. So, I am currently thinking that he will probably expect me to be a workaholic once employed not respecting work/life balance.
What are the pros and cons of working for a family member?