Is it right to reciprocate when you know that your business partner is ripping y

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (9 posts)
  1. badegg profile image80
    badeggposted 6 years ago

    Is it right to reciprocate when you know that your business partner is ripping you off?

    The person financing your small business is refusing to pay you your fair share of commissions for a variety of lame excuses. You know that he owes you the money, and you can't afford to walk away. Is it right to rip him off right back to get your fair share of the earnings?

  2. Author Cheryl profile image87
    Author Cherylposted 6 years ago

    I would take him to court.  You want to be the bigger person in this situation.  Maybe have him buy you out of your share then open your own business.  I would assume this would be a legal battle but you doing the same thing to him that he is doing to you is not the answer.  Tell him to pay up or it will be settled in court.

  3. teyeger82 profile image75
    teyeger82posted 6 years ago

    Two wrongs don't make a right. Confront him about it and let him know that you are aware of what is going on and that you expect it to stop and if it does not, it is time to part ways.

    1. teaches12345 profile image93
      teaches12345posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Simply said, teyeger82, but it's right on. It's best to communicate about the wrong and then to part ways if they do not agree to change.

  4. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, wrong is wrong and you can't justify it..  Get a mediator or take him to court, but don't slip down into the mire he is creating.

  5. Angela Blair profile image74
    Angela Blairposted 6 years ago

    In my humble opinion: (1) confronting this person will not make him more willing to pay you your fair share of commissions because to do that will indicate to him you think he's a liar and a cheat; (2) taking him to court could possibly totally destroy the business relationship and the business you've built so far; (3) he's obviously stealing from you and you reciprocating will only cause more distrust between you and more confusion.

    One idea would be to find someone to buy this dishonest person out or in the alternative see if a small business loan or a loan of some kind would allow you to buy the person out and you become a sole business entity. Another suggestion -- if you can -- this person will not get his money paid back if you aren't selling anything and making commission for him to rip off. Quit selling until you get paid fairly (that's hard to do but WILL work!) It's a fact -- if one's financed a business that isn't making any money to pay them back -- well, bad investments usually draw an investor's immediate interest and also his help in attempting to turn things around.

    1. badegg profile image80
      badeggposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am looking for more alternatives than to lower myslef to his standards, but I have to be honest....reciprocating DID cross my mind. Thanks for the advice!

  6. TrahnTheMan profile image61
    TrahnTheManposted 6 years ago

    Interesting question, but given you are operating a business you are bound by relevant laws, and you breaching them won't help your circumstances should you seek legal redress. Of course it's a matter for you, but if I was in such circumstances, I'd be gathering as much evidence as I could and getting some legal advice.

    1. badegg profile image80
      badeggposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am doing just that!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)