Between a rock and a hard place

I am having issues and not sure how, where or what the hell to do. I moved my bookstore into a new location with another business owner.  I knew we had to move in with only 3 weeks time to do it in so things were rushed and a mess for a bit. But it seems like the other business partners family is now using it for a storage unit. The basement is being filled up and it’s over 4,000 square feet down there.  The back area is where things are supposed to be getting ready to go out on the sales floor and I have a strong sneaking suspicion it’s their own stuff back there and not meant to be sold..

I have mentioned about getting shit cleaned up and they make a start or an effort and then shit blows up and we are back in the junk yard again. Thankfully none of it has leaked out to the sales floor, yet.  I’m not a confrontational person but I’m thinking I’m going to have to be. I want to stay where we are and continue to grow as a business.  I want to keep the landlord happy and the junkyard back room and basement are definitely not going to cut it. My question,  1. Is this typical to have a messy back room? And 2. How do I keep the partner from pulling me under with them?  Am I being too picky?  Or being a pushover.  Frankly right now I feel like a pushover whose a schmuck.  I have some heavy thinking to do and I’m not looking forward to the confrontation I feel is coming.  I want to stay in business and dont want to be kicked out due to a hoarders dream going on in the back. I just dont know.

One thought on “Between a rock and a hard place

  1. Not to picky, you need to address all your concerns, perhaps in writing, firm but polite. They might be very disorganized and you might be able to give them strategies on how to resolve it. GOOD LUCK!

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