I am doing some research for myself which is the general motivation for this thread but i would like to ask for input here from anyone who works for a privately owned company typically with a single owner and has done so for most of their life. They may have worked at several different small businesses not just one.
I would like to hear thoughts on how you would feel were the owner of the business to come along one day and offer you shares in the business.
I dont wish to lead your thoughts so i would like to hear how you would interpret this and what you would see the implications being to you in the business in the short term and long term.
Then if that same owner were to offer you a profit sharing scheme as an alternative to the shares what would you prefer and whats your reasoning behind your thoughts.
What i am after is trying to get a view of how guys in our demographic group would percieve these two elements within their working time at a company.
If you would prefer to respond privately for some reason hey pm me but this is just a general discussion i am merely trying to gather different views on how these elements are viewed outside of my own head and thoughts. So their aint no right or wrong answer just your opinion.