I run a “micro business”. [small businesses are usually 50-500 people, not a few family members. I think micro is under 10? anyway…]
Anyway, it’s true. While I have things structured as ethically as I can, and I give as much control over things to my brother + sister-in-law and whoever else is needed (they hire subcontractors too and I don’t get involved), nevertheless, at the end of the day, I write the checks. Doesn’t matter how little cut I take (I take occasional owner draw out of the 10% I take for business operations – which was too small in retrospect but I’ll stick with it).
I’m still at the bourgeoisie level. Different needs, different concerns. The fact that I don’t _wield_ the potential power available to me in the role in an abusive way doesn’t matter.
I *could*. I have that choice. The _choice_ being available to me _only_ is where the difference is, even if they also can do active bourgeoisie-level powers.
[are supervisors or middle managers bourgeoisie? That could change my answer]
Ok. Thank you. I was never well versed in the distinctions as it reminds me too much of factory-model which never struck a chord with me.In our case, work is direct-to-customer, service business and it’s not hourly but by job bid. My brother sets the prices he thinks is fair, the business gets 10% cut and I take owner draw from that.But what I get and what the business gets for business operations (which I keep minimal in expenses) is entirely dependent upon new customers. We don’t get repeats unless we fail the first time which is rare.So in this model, how does the B, PB, Prol thing work in your estimation?
Everybody does their part. I own. I do taxes, fees, dealing with agencies, marketing, advertising, etc. Basically what I do is basic business operations that work for any standard business anywhere on the planet. If my brother decides to change the work he does (in this case nuisance wildlife removal) to, say, piano lessons… my job would be identical as it is now.
I structured the business like a talent agency model but with only one talent and his support staff.
So, would you consider managers pb or prol?