Re: Other Clients from Hell

Subject: Re: Other Clients from Hell
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 12:27:46 -0500

I don't think Scottie's talking about a situation where he disagrees with the
corporate philosophy, Andrew...I think he's talking about a situation where the new
owners were doing things that might not be illegal but are darn sure immoral and
unethical. Given the situation, if you have the option, get out as soon as
possible.

Jo Byrd

Andrew Plato wrote, in part:

> You've setup an example here, Scottie, that introduces numerous non-work related
> issues. Clearly if I felt the company I was working for was immoral or hateful I
> would quit. That has nothing to do with tech writing. If you
> associate with immoral people - you are immoral.
>
> However, just because I don't agree with the business model or direction of my
> employer or a client does not grant me (or anybody) carte blanc to not do my job.
>
> ---
>
> ...it is really easy to accuse your bosses of immoral or hateful behavior when
> they do things that seem dumb. Making a profit is not synonymous with immoral
> behavior. Sometimes companies have to shut down or alter their operations to
> remain profitable. Yes, it sucks when people lose their jobs. But in today's
> flaming hot job market, I have very little sympathy for people who say they can't
> get work.





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