Should The Income Of Programmers With Different Experience be the same In TeamWork


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I want to begin to write a Software with my 2 other friends.I worked hard on c# for 4 years and they worked on it approximately for 1 year.Now One Of them got this project and want to make it with each other.

I want to know is it correct to have same income from the income of this project?

i think for example my friends can easily use my written codes in this project as a sample for their other works with no effort(unlike me) but with no profit for me!

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asked Jan 18 '13 at 07:48
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Programming Follower
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  • Welcome to OnStartups. I am a bit confused about what you're asking? And what the situation is. Could you clarify? – Karlson 7 years ago
  • i should say that the reason of I to have this sense to my other partners is that they are not responsible in programming,i worked with them in other free projects.for example for a little work that it gets about 2 days to solve that,they do that in 10 days! because they do programming after doing their other – Programming Follower 7 years ago

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Skill mostly depend on what kind of projects or teams you are exposed to during your tenure, not just on the length of somebody in the field.

Income from this project should commensurate with your role on this project.

For startup's with no income stream yet, the strife that occurs with the differences in Salary between the 3 partners is enough to shut down the product or company or idea before you even have a chance to make a difference.

answered Jan 18 '13 at 15:27
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Shree Mandadi
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  • i think with my explanation you thought i am a greedy person! – Programming Follower 7 years ago
  • but its not true.i should say that the reason of I to have this sense to my other partners is that they are not responsible in programming,i work with them with other free projects.for example for a little work that it gets about 2 day to solve that,they do that in 10 days! because they think to programming after doing their other works! – Programming Follower 7 years ago

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All other things being equal, I would say that the income should be commensurate with the amount of experience and skill the members bring to the team. However if one of the friends actually secured the project (as in: someone wants to hire a team to complete the project, and your friend is the connection), then their link to the source of work increases their importance to the project. Sure, you might be able to develop it without them, but would you even have the chance without them? It could be a delicate issue.

The distinction depends on how you mean 'one of them got this project'. If they just have an 'idea' for a project, then it is not unreasonable for you to lobby for a higher share.

Just be prepared for them to reject your request.

answered Jan 18 '13 at 08:37
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Maelstrom
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  • i should say that the reason of I to have this sense to my other partners is that they are not responsible in programming,i work with them with other free projects.for example for a little work that it gets about 2 day to solve that,they do that in 10 days! because they think to programming after doing their other works! – Programming Follower 7 years ago

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Well , I dont think that you are greedy at all . Its human nature that you you think that you should get a fair share for what you have worked for.
But the problem is that are you sure that you want to work with some guys for long term when you are not sure that you will get a fair share.
But if it is for this is project only than you can Divide project in tasks and pay per task.
So as you are much more experienced so you will be able to do more tasks so getting paid more in the end.
By the way if you are in the project with some one then you should be ready to share your experience with your project team members. Otherwise dont expect this project to complete successfully.

answered Jan 21 '13 at 02:41
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  • I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Would this be like, "Whoever completes the data import feature will get paid $125 for it when we're profitable."? It *seems* like it would be a nice way to pay for the amount of work done, but I suspect in practice, the original problem would now be fought on a daily basis, as people try to determine how much each feature is really worth, and who's going to do the features that are over/under valued. There'd be motivation to do tasks quickly, rather than right. – rbwhitaker 7 years ago
  • Then you'll have a second round of problems when there's a bug, and somebody says, "This was your feature. You have to fix it." And of course, the response to that will be, "No, this bug is because of *your* feature," or "This is a *new* feature, and so I should get paid a second time to do it." It just seems like this would actually magnify the problem, rather than fix it. Am I misunderstanding something? Do you know of a stable company that got there doing this? – rbwhitaker 7 years ago
  • well you are absolutely right that no stable company got there doing this but neither they got there by not wanting to share their code and expertise with their project members. – Chossen Addict 7 years ago
  • And yes it is a very temporary solution for the problem and will work for a project or two but in the end that kind of behavior the asker is showing is not going to get them very far any way. – Chossen Addict 7 years ago

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