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Multiple directors (a couple of questions)

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-1-2009 19:01

I have some questions about starting an agency. I haven't decided to start one yet. I just want some answers. :D

1. If there are multiple directors for an agency, is the starting cost shared equally between them at start-up?

2. Is also the rental payments shared equally?

3. If "yes" on "2", if one of them don't have enough money and another have more than enough is the remainder charged the remaining directors equally or do the agency suffer an eviction?

4. What happens if an agency has two or more directors and one leaves the agency? Does it dissolve or can the remaining director/directors keep running the agency without him/her?

I made a quick search but couldn't find the answers to these questions.

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Sleuth Sindy
Sleuth Sindy
Bounty Hunter

Aug-1-2009 22:05

I'll give these a shot . . .

1. You can start an agency on your own and be the "big cheese," or you have the option of sending "letters of credit" to other detectives to split the costs incurred.

2. Rent is taken out of the agency safe. There is no way to force anyone to put money into the safe, but you can hire and agency clerk (for a fee) who will track who has contributed. Or you can start a thread on your agency's message board and keep track that way.

3. I think this was answered above.

4. You only need one person in an agency to keep it going.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 02:59

Alright. 2 to 4 done. Thanks.

Number 1 is still a bit hazy though. I knew that you can either start on your own or together with others, but in the case of multiple directors does everyone pay an equal amount or do they enter an amount or something when sending "letters of credit"?

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

Aug-2-2009 04:28

No you don't all have to pay an equal amount you can decide between you all who's paying what. So one person may pay $20 another may pay $100. You pick how much you send when you send a letter of credit.

It's also possible for just the one person to buy the agency and then they can promote others to Director.

Always good to bear in mind though that Directors can't demote other Directors so make sure you are all happy with the arrangements made.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 05:48

"You pick how much you send when you send a letter of credit."

Gotcha.

And you're saying I could start an agency completely on my own, and then let others join and later promote them to director, correct?

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

Aug-2-2009 06:07

That's right you can start an agency on your own providing you have the money. And yes you have the options to promote them from rookie to agent, to officer, to director.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 12:08

I see. There are different levels that you can promote someone to. That's handy. Do you have to promote someone to each in order or can you instantly promote them to director? If the first alternative is true, do you have to wait a certain time between promotions or can you promote away until they're the "rank" you want them to be?

Adam Carter
Adam Carter
Big Winner

Aug-2-2009 12:12

You can promote anyone to any level (up to your own) at any time after they have started. You can also demote or kick out anyone who is lower rank than yourself. You can promote someone instantly to director, but you have to make sure you are happy with it, as you will be unable to demote them after promoting them.

Encyclopedia Zero
Encyclopedia Zero
Well-Connected

Aug-2-2009 14:45

Thanks for all the answers folks. Everything is crystal clear now.


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