I recently accepted a job at a small startup for half my normal salary with the trade off of equity to one day make the paycut worth it. I took the job knowing that there would be a lot of growing pains and I am technically full time employee number three but I feel that what was explained to me prior to starting and during my experience over the past 6 weeks is not coming to fruition. Plus the written contract came in with added clauses and restrictions, including a buyback of equity and non-compete/non-solicitation, which were never discussed with me prior to accepting the job. I began working in good faith before the written contract came in and now I feel that I’ve been blindsided. The company has been paying me.
I began putting feelers out again to my network and have a few interviews lined up, with some progressing to later rounds already. I am unsure how to now handle the written contract that the current company I am working for is asking me to sign since at this point I do not want to sign it and I might leave. How do I put this off for another week or so to try and get new offers on the table? TIA.
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