I think I got into a situation that I should not have gotten into.
John and I are artists. Tony wanted to start an arts festival, but did not know many artists. Since we were artists, he felt we could help him fill a space that he rented out for this event with as many artists as possible. He wanted vendors who sold other products as well. For the first year, he said he did not want there to be a fee for vendors. His plan was to build it up the first year.
Although I don't like taking on many other projects with other people, I saw that he had a good heart and he was desperate to make something happen. After all, he had invested $10,000 in this. So I agreed to help. Not too shortly afterward, I made posts to spread the word about the event we were putting together and made it known that booths would be free with no commission, as he wanted. I rounded up many potential artists off of this basis. Many of them did not have much money to spend on vending space for an event that was not guaranteed to be a success.
To make a long story short, John added another person onto the team and made her in charge of Tony's event. We will call her Sara. She made huge (some uneducated) rules that I know would hurt the event. It would force others to go back on their word, turn vendors off and make the first event turn out bad.
She is also working very slowly. Is hard to get a hold of and does not communicate unprompted. I also feel that she makes plans without making everyone aware as soon as possible, has ulterior motives and is lying about a couple of things.
-Am I just overreacting?
-What will become of our poor planning and my poor people skills?
-Will this hurt John and I's business relationship, for not agreeing with the way Sara did things?
Edited by pisceanheart, 21 September 2012 - 11:19 AM.