Startup Success Sparks a Storm: Friendship or Fortune? 🌩️💰

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Imagine you've got a dream, a little startup idea that you're passionate about. You pour your heart, soul, and countless hours into it. Along the way, a few friends lend a hand, but they drop off before the first penny rolls in. Fast forward a year, and your dream has become a reality. You're successful, and you decide to thank your friends with some lavish gifts. But then, the unexpected happens. They demand more, a 'fair share' of your success. What would you do? 🤔💔 Let's dive into this tale of startup success, friendship, and a demand for 'their fair share'.

The Startup Dream Begins 🚀

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The Early Helpers 💪

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A Token of Gratitude 🎁

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The Gifts and the Grievances 🎁😡

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The Accusations Begin 🗣️

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The Misconceptions and Misunderstandings 🤯

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Setting the Record Straight 📝

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Who Really Created the Startup? 🧐

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The Gift That Never Was 🎁❌

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Startup Success or Friendship Failure? The Final Verdict 🏛️🤷

Our friend here, let's call him the 'Startup Star', had a dream that became a reality. He wanted to thank his early helpers with lavish gifts, but instead, he was met with demands for a 'fair share' of his success. Despite the accusations and threats, the Startup Star stands his ground. He argues that while his friends helped, they didn't invest the time, money, or effort he did. Now, he faces a tough decision: should he give in to their demands or cut ties? Let's see what the internet has to say about this sticky situation... 🍿💭

NTA. Friends didn't invest, dropped out. Deserve nothing. 🚫

andwhiskersonkittens | andwhiskersonkittens

Generosity or Entitlement? NTA for setting boundaries. 💰

happilydaydreaming | happilydaydreaming

NTA. Generosity, friendship, and legalities of sharing startup success. 👍

-Cel- | -Cel-

INFO needed to determine if OP is TA or not 🤔

Throwaway1262020 | Throwaway1262020

NTA, but did they leave before you made any money? 🤔

Reddoraptor | Reddoraptor

"Started a business without them, they ghosted me over time."

banerises19 | banerises19

Calculating contributions and reconsidering friendships 📲

perhapsnew | perhapsnew

Curious commenter wants more details on their contribution. 🤔

EpicKiddo | EpicKiddo

Commenter criticizes OP's edits and calls them out as TA

Heliocentrism | Heliocentrism

Confident NTA commenter shuts down potential lawsuit with flair! 🎉

LynnieFran | LynnieFran

Friendship or Fortune? Did you pay them for ALL their work?

tofarr | tofarr

Generous and thoughtful, definitely not an a**hole! 👏

sortOfAnnoying | sortOfAnnoying

Discussion on compensation and potential legal action. 💰

GroovyYaYa | GroovyYaYa

Unpaid work? Are these gifts equal to their lost wages?

EmptyEnvy | EmptyEnvy

Were they underpaid for their hard work? Find out! 🤔

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Not the a**hole. Let's hear their side of the story!

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No a**hole here! Jealous friends without investment or paperwork! 👏

jayce1087 | jayce1087

Curious about compensation and collateral for the business? 🤔

3bluerose | 3bluerose

Entrepreneur debates sharing profits with non-investing friends. 🤔

steeveebeemuse | steeveebeemuse

NTA: Friends who didn't contribute to your success demand compensation. 🤷‍♂️

ImGr8M8e | ImGr8M8e

Confusion over contributions and gifts sparks debate on fairness. 🤔

londonsun89 | londonsun89

Leaving a startup: NTA or a missed opportunity? 🤔

thatswhatshesaid218 | thatswhatshesaid218

ESH. The shady friend, the flex, and the disconnect. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Cryogenic_Phoenix | Cryogenic_Phoenix

Paying friends for work? Friendship or fortune? 🤔

OutspokenPerson | OutspokenPerson

Curious about their contribution without investing? NTA, you worked hard!

rihea123 | rihea123

NTA: They left, no rights. Tell them to sue if unhappy. 😊

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