I'm in a partnership with my brother, we decides to do a partnership together since we live in the same house and had the same schedule. We are running our business from home right now, making mobile games full-time (we quit our old jobs).
I have suggested countless times that we should have a working schedule for the company (work 10-6 or 11 to 7, Monday through Saturday). I work roughly 10am - 6pm everyday. I would like for him to roughly work around the same time so if we need to communicate things he is there.
But his argument is always 'What's the point of starting your own company if you can't sleep in and make your own hours?' I even went as far as having an agreement signed between the two of us to start work at 11am (we start work in our house and do not commute to work). It's currently 12:30pm, and I'm not sure if he's going to be up before 1pm. The times when I do wake him up (that's right, it's my job to wake him up) he's too tired to work at all. The last time I woke him up at 11am to start work he got no work done during the day and then took a 2.5 hour nap in the middle of the day... so I'm reluctant to enforce our "11am" start work day if he's not going to get any work done. He sometimes goes out and drinks and comes home really late during the weekdays also... which makes his work days less productive.
If he worked at a regular job, he would be there whenever the "boss" tells him to (we worked at the same company before this). But, since I'm a "partner" and brother and not his "boss" he seems to ignore the agreement we came up with.
What should I do? Should I just let him do as he pleases even though we came into a written agreement? I dont' mind people sleeping in... I just feel like I'm putting more work into this, working 8 hour days. While he sleeps in till 1pm/2pm and then works for 4 hours...
He does get extra work done on the weekend, and sometimes in the evening.