RE: What Can We Do?

Subject: RE: What Can We Do?
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 23:47:47 -0400 (EDT)

> >>How exactly is it "unethical"? There is nothing unethical
> about exercising<br>your rights under a contract you have
> entered with someone.<<
> Signing someone on to a year contract and five months later
> dropping that person for a cheaper one is "unethical" in my opinion.

It's maddening, inconsiderate, hurtful, and unfortunate, but it is not
unethical. Companies and individuals put in contracts terms that are
widely accepted as normal and quite ethical.

You might also want to consider that the reason they gave you is not
necessarily the truth -- now that's unethical. Maybe they didn't like your
work, maybe they felt there was a personality conflict, maybe they had any
number of other problems that they do not want to get into.

The reason sounds fishy to me, actually. Price is not usually something
that is a problem after a contract is signed.

I would be as angry as you, I am sure, if the same thing happened to me,
but I would not call the company unethical for terminating your contract.
If they are not telling you the real reason for the termination, I would
call that unethical. I am suspicious, as I said. I just do not buy that
the cost was too high. It fails the smell test.

Bonnie Granat
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


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