Myself and a friend opened a beauty salon just 5 months ago. Unfortunately we dont have any sort of agreement in place everything as always been verbal. I'm finding that she isn't doing half of the work I am, I am finding myself doing all the advertising as well as most of the clients! We work on a 50-50 basis. Some weeks we still aren't taking a good wage we are basically putting aside money for rent, electricity etc and what ever is left we are splitting. But I'm finding that I'm working my socks off whilst she's just sat Internet shopping! In work time rather than advertising etc!! Also a few week back she had booked in family members and friends and when I came to check the takings I was surprised to see that they had not been charged, so I obviously asked her about this and her response was I didn't think it'd be a problem because I did them myself, I tried to explain that it was still part of my stock that the time she spent doing them for free we could have had paying clients in! She still couldn't see what my problem was! And thought it was acceptable to do this without consulting me. She is also offering large discounts (£150)to her friends without consulting me. She has gone away for 2 weeks now but worked half of one week and will be working 2 days another week and is still expecting to come off with the same wage as me for both them weeks but she has stated she doesn't expect to be paid for the full week she will be off (which is fine but I don't think she's realised I'm having to work for her half of the bills) I feel like I am just there to make money! I don't want to leave the salon because I love the location and love the salon and feel like I have put so much more in than her so why should I walk away but at the same time i know I can't carry on like this as its affecting me and my husband. Would It be illegal for me to approach and tell her I want to take the takings from the clients I work on and she keeps takings from the clients she does and we both put half to rent, stock etc? I'm just at the point where I wish I'd done it myself because I'm doing it all myself anyway and she's getting paid for just sitting and looking pretty!