Well, this is not the most pleasant thing to wake up to. I would think that this sort of thing should be dealt with in private(not airing your dirty laundry in public sort of thing), but since it's been brought out into the open then I guess we'll have to deal with it that way.
Firstly a little background, this is all to do with a bitcoin company that has started, we are building a stock market that deals in bitcoin. I'm the CEO/president/organiser or whatever you would like to call it.
We have a number of investors as well as investing 1/2 of my bitcoin wealth myself. I had invited kiba to join in too, but he prefered not to risk his capital, which is understandable. However at the time, me and kiba were working together on the bitcoin weekly, and I wanted to involve him in the project somehow. So I asked him to do some development.
Kiba was not the only one, there was also Ryland Tylor Almanza who did some work for the project.
This was my first experience hiring anyone, it was also my first experience working with others in a development project.
Not long after starting the project changed, what was planned to be a client written in Ruby changed to be written in Python.
I wrote to kiba.
Don't do anymore work on the client, we may be making some big changes and any additional work may be wasted.
There will be a delay in work (for you) for about a week before we start moving again.
Give me an address to pay you for gemifying the vop libraries. Is 25btc for that ok?
I think we started poorly(my own fault), things will be much better once we start off again.
I don't have a record for Ryland, however I paid both kiba and ryland for the work they had done, and told them that there was nothing happening for them at the moment.
After that well to be honest things moved on in the project(as well as my non-bitcoin workload increasing) and I didn't inform them, mainly because I had forgotten. It wasn't until a few weeks later when kiba pm'd me asking when was I going to have more work for them.
Well, with Ryland I had asked genjix to get onto him, that he seemed bright and enthusiastic but nothing came of that(genjix said why). With kiba that was awkward and, hoping that he would get the idea didn't reply. But kiba kept pm'ing me and so I sent him a reply, the one he quoted above.
So it was a mixture of a few different things, my own lack of experience in working with, and overseeing others, my own time constraints which meant I wouldn't be able to oversee someone that needs a lot of direction. And my own dislike for bearing bad news.
These are all my own problems, I admit that, I even said so much in both messages I sent to kiba.
Ryland, I have no problems with you, as I said I think you're bright and enthusiastic, we'll it's just the project has moved on and because of my own limitations I can't handle you, and you never replied to genjix so I assumed you were not interested in continuing.
Kiba, Chill, what I pm'd you was meant as advice, something you could use to reflect on, and use to make some self improvements. I hadn't complained to anyone about you. Do you think I'm like some fat executive hanging out in a boardroom with others, smoking cigars while we laugh and crack jokes about our underlings at their expense?
I'm just some person on a crappy, tiny, laptop in China who teaches English for a living. Trying my best to get something done. If I wanted to badmouth you I would have written a public post on the forum to air those things I sent you in the pm.