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Hiring first employee

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I hired a full time developer for my company Evermight.  It’s a big deal for me because it’s the first person I’ve hired on a full-time basis.  It felt like a massive sports trade on the magnitude of buying a Roy Halladay.  Now everyone expects me to win it all!

In the past few months, I spent more than half my time meeting clients, writing emails, providing tech support, managing projects, trouble shooting faults, and administrating/deploying servers.   I had no time left to develop.  Things fell through the cracks.  I knew it was time to hire.

But of course, hiring requires money.  Will I have enough projects to fuel this new developer?   I’ve only been around for 1.5 years, is it too early to expand?  How do I manage my finances?

Anyway, wrote it all out on paper and decided to go with an investment.   Having a Roy Halladay doesn’t guarantee you’ll win the world series.  But it increases your chances significantly.    I liked the odds, so I did everything I could to secure my full time developer.

Written by John Lai

March 11th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

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  1. Good luck man! Been following the blog for some time and I think this is great news!

    If you need a break from coding some time let me know. We do regular board game nights, it’s been quite a while since we’ve played. Email me for details. We’re playing tonight! (and every Monday).

    J

    Jason Kogan

    15 Mar 10 at 10:23 am

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