It’s so nice of you to invite me to work on it! Over a mass email to a startup listserv, of all places… I’m so lucky! I didn’t even see the message, but someone I’ve never heard of told you I’d be a good fit to work on your iPhone app. So it must be true! It’s so crazy how that worked out… I’m not even a mobile developer!
As a senior engineer at Google, there’s nothing I want more than to give up my six-figure salary, my free meals and my freedom to work on projects I believe in to go to work 80+ hours a week toward this idea that you just sketched out on a bar napkin. I’ll get a 5% stake in the company AND you’re buying me this drink? Well then I’m sold, partner.
What is it again? An app that figures out what time it is in every time zone? I’m sure you know that’s a standard function of literally every smartphone on the market… but I know your idea is going to be much, much better than the transformative data science tool I’m building internally at the ol’ Goog.
Don’t worry! I won’t complain about the commitment. I won’t stress out building the product while you, the “ideas person,” spend your energy thinking about all-encompassing efforts, like how you’re going to spend all that money this app makes you. The app that WE built! While I was slaving away at my desk and you were sailing around the Bahamas! OUR startup!