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Unread 11-22-2012, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default When you gotta cut them loose.

I have been the head cook and chief financier of my cooking team for the last 18 months. I have paid all entry fees, rounded up the meat sponsor, worked recipes, etc.

But now, I wanna let my family (wife and kids) in on my pasttime and use it for bonding.

Honestly, I feel like my other team members are riding my coattails and are contributing zilch, besides taking pics at awards.


Would I be a douche if I simply said "sayonara", and take all my toys, including the logo and team name, and ventured with my wife and kids?
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not at all.... especially if it was on your dime.

family first...
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Cut 'em loose!
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Really, what's the worst that could happen? Insofar as I see it, worst case scenario would be that those cut loose might stop being your friend. If that is in fact the worst case scenario, and you can deal with that, then by all means go for it.

Your money, your time, your desire to spend said time and money with family, means they can choke. At least in my world of questionable morals.
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I agree with all that has been said above, however framed in: "it depends on what has
been the agreement between you and these other guys up until this point" and some of "how it came to be"

But, if it's your team, you named it, you paid for team gear, you've paid for the meats, supplies, entry fees, smoking gear, etc. then yeah, cut 'em loose and do what you must.
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Nope. It's your ball, you can take it and go home whenever you want.
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Included in the price of financing everything is the right to have the final say on everything.


But if there any batteries involved, then leave them, because batteries are never included.

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Do it. My wife and I were the team until our daughter was born, now I just cook by myself. If your teammates aren't contributing, you don't need them. Family time and bonding is important.
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dont cut them loose,keep them on back burner for when family cant help or go ,we did 35 this year,the wife and i,sometime kids,get extra help from team when she cant go ,or have a judge cook with u ,thats a different subject keep family involved when ever possable !!!!
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I would change the name of the team if you can get your sponsors to agree. Unless your team members were just total leaches, which I doubt, they have contributed time and effort into building up the team. I would offer them the team name, just make a clean break and let them know you are starting a new team with your family.

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Keep them to make boxes.
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I would change the name of the team if you can get your sponsors to agree. Unless your team members were just total leaches, which I doubt, they have contributed time and effort into building up the team. I would offer them the team name, just make a clean break and let them know you are starting a new team with your family.

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Great idea. Unless they have read this thread, you can just say "hey guys I want to do my own thing with my family next year. I think it's only fair that I not take 'our' team name along with me since 'we' are the team. I wish you all the best in 2013". No one's forcing you to compete with these guys, and any leverage they might have had as a member of the previous team is gone because YOU stepped away. Hopefully you can carry over the relationships with sponsor(s) to this new team. Good luck.
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Have a chat and cut the cord. Let them know where you are coming from so no one is butthurt causing personal friction. Is easy to revamp when there is no drama but I can promis ya there is always a little speaking from experience.

If they are interested in forming a team of their own offer advice as any good friend and a true brethren would/should and remember to ignore the negative folks..... It's funny to watch them follow your lead while talking smack.

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