OT: Working in an unsure climate was RE: What Can We Do?

Subject: OT: Working in an unsure climate was RE: What Can We Do?
From: "Kathleen" <keamac -at- cox -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 11:23:32 -0700

I changed this to off topic because it seems to be that, though an
important issue.

Even though standard job contracts (on-going and contract) have these
open-ended release statements, how do people avoid being overcome by
paranoia when they need to keep a constant eye out?

I'm beginning to get the feeling (maybe unwarranted) that companies are
becoming increasingly cut-throat to look good on paper.

I guess I'm feeling that my skills for these demands need to be
improved. I've always been cynical about the workplace, but tried to
ignore that in performing my job. But I think I need to take some new
steps so I have better coping skills.

Comments/suggestions welcome (except the suck it up kind-that's too
typical and not the point)


-----Original Message-----
Bill Swallow and Tom Green wrote:

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

No, signing a piece of paper that says "either party can terminate
this agreement at any time" and then getting miffed that someone put
the clause into action is "unethical".

Unethical means:
An action or conduct which violates the principles of one or more
ethical systems, or which is counter to an accepted ethical value,
such as honesty.
To breach the commonly agreed moral code.
Not conforming to approved standards of social or professional behavior.

Therefore, because there was agreement on the conditions of the
contract and the contract was approved, the client company was acting
ethically by exercising the clause in the contract that could sever
the agreement.

I'm not a lawyer, but this is pretty basic stuff right here.


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